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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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Infantry Weapons Officer (Gunner): Chief Warrant Officer 4 Mike Carmody

Office: (760) 725-0389




Chaplain: Lieutenant Commander Kevin Wilkinson

Office: (760) 725-7330



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Operations Chief: Master Gunnery Sergeant Larry Robles

Office: (760) 725-7627



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5th Marine Regiment mans, trains, and equips battalions, detachments, and individuals to deploy while maintaining a high state of readiness and professionally developing our Marines and Sailors to respond to crises and/or contingencies when our nation calls.

1) Produce highly trained and lethal infantry battalions in support of global force management requirements

2) Produce a highly trained and effective regimental headquarters prepared to command and control major combat operations

3) Develop 5th Marines' Squad Leaders as proficient leaders in combat and in training

4) Increase the capabilities and readiness of battalion and regimental equipment for inspection and deployment

5) Foster 5th Marines' culture of excellence through professional teamwork, elimination of abusive practices, and education of Marines and Sailors on the Regiment's history

6) Compliance with Marine Corps and Division policies

7) Identify and retain the most qualified Marines

8) Advance the 62 Area's ability to support tenant unit activities

9) Remain good partners with the surrounding and supporting communities

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