1st Marine Division
1st Battalion, 7th Marines


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.

1st Battalion 7th Marines Leaders

LtCol John T. Meixner
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines

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.

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SgtMaj Justin M. Crawn
Sergeant Major, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines

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.

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