1st Marine Division
7th Marine Regiment


On-order, 7th Marines conducts mechanized, combined-arms operations and other expeditionary operations in order to support theater engagement plans and contingency operations. The Regiment will be prepared to deploy within 48-hours of the receipt of an execute order as either the ground combat element for the 1st MEB or as a major subordinate element of the 1st Marine Division. As directed, the Regiment will prepare infantry battalions for deployment to the PACOM AOR in order to support III MEF operations and training.

7th Marine Regiment Leaders

Colonel David J. Hart
Commanding Officer, 7th Marine Regiment

Colonel Hart is a native of Unity, New Hampshire, served as an enlisted Marine from 1985 – 1997,

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Sergeant Major Idris N. Turay
7th Marine Regiment Sergeant Major

Idris N. Turay was born on 10 March 1974 and hails from Freetown, Sierra Leone. He graduated High

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1st Marine Division