1st Marine Division
5th Marine Regiment


On order, 5th Marine Regiment deploys as the Ground Combat Element (GCE) for the 1st Marine Division in support of crisis response operations and provides mission capable battalions in support of enduring and emerging operational requirements in order to meet operational commitments across the range of military operations.

5th Marine Regiment Leaders

Colonel Christopher T. Steele
Commanding Officer, 5th Marine Regiment

Colonel Chris Steele is a native of Fayetteville, Georgia. He enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve

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SgtMaj G. G. Kirkby
Sergeant Major, 5th Marine Regiment

Sergeant Major Kirkby is a native of LaFargeville, New York. He reported to Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC for Basic Training in August of 1998.

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