On order, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines locates, closes with, and destroys the enemy by fire and maneuver or repels the enemy's assault by fire and close combat.
Lieutenant Colonel John T. Meixner was raised in Nooksack, Washington. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a B. S. in History and a Minor in Chinese in May of 2004.
Sergeant Major Justin M. Crawn is a native of Hampton Township, New Jersey. He entered the Marine Corps in July 2000 and completed recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina in October of the same year.