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This is a list of current United States Marine Corps battalions, sorted by the mission they perform.

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Ground Combat Element battalions

Infantry battalions

Infantry battalions are the heart and soul of the ground combat element. The mission of locating, closing with, and destroying the enemy with fire and maneuver and repelling the enemy's assault with fire and close combat lies with the "grunts". Marine infantry battalions often have limited organic equipment outside of small arms (maneuvering by foot as light infantry, and must be supplemented with additional trucks to become motorized infantry or Amphibious Assault Vehicles to become mechanized infantry.

A Marine infantry battalion is usually organized into three rifle companies, a weapons company, and a headquarters company. The rifle company has three or four rifle platoons and a weapons platoon with medium machineguns and mortars. The weapons company includes a heavy machinegun platoon, a mortar platoon, and an assault platoon. Sometimes, the commander will mix these into Combined Anti-Armor Teams. The headquarters company includes all command, administration, intelligence, operations, logistics, and communication Marines and equipment, as well as the battalion's Surveillance and Target Acquisition teams (which include scout snipers).

Marines on patrol
Marine scout sniper
Mechanized Marines
Machine gunner with M2 .50cal
TOW anti-tank missile.
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname Location
1st Battalion 1st Marines
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First of the First
Camp Pendleton, California[1]
2nd Battalion 1st Marines
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The Professionals
Camp Pendleton, California[2]
3rd Battalion 1st Marines
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Thundering Third
Camp Pendleton, California[3]
1st Battalion 2nd Marines
BLT 1-2 Logo.jpg
Timberwolf
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[4]
2nd Battalion 2nd Marines
2nd battalion 2nd Marines Logo.png
Warlords
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[5]
3rd Battalion 2nd Marines
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Betio Bastards
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[6]
1st Battalion 3rd Marines
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Lava Dogs
MCB Hawaii, Hawaii[7]
2nd Battalion 3rd Marines
2nd Bn 3rd Mar insignia.jpg
Island Warriors
MCB Hawaii, Hawaii[8]
3rd Battalion 3rd Marines
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America's Battalion
MCB Hawaii, Hawaii[9]
1st Battalion 4th Marines
1Bn-4thMar logo.jpg
The China Marines
Camp Pendleton, California[10]
2nd Battalion 4th Marines
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Magnificent Bastards
Camp Pendleton, California[11]
3rd Battalion 4th Marines
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Third Herd, Darkside
MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, California[12]
1st Battalion 5th Marines
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Geronimo
Camp Pendleton, California[13]
2nd Battalion 5th Marines
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The Fighting Fifth
Camp Pendleton, California[14]
3rd Battalion 5th Marines
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Darkhorse
Camp Pendleton, California[15]
1st Battalion 6th Marines
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'1/6 HARD'
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[16]
2nd Battalion 6th Marines
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The Ready Battalion
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[17]
3rd Battalion 6th Marines
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Teufelhunden
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[18]
1st Battalion 7th Marines
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First Team
MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, California[19]
2nd Battalion 7th Marines
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War Dogs
MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, California[20]
3rd Battalion 7th Marines
3rdBn7thMar logo.jpg
The Cutting Edge
MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, California[21]
1st Battalion 8th Marines
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The Beirut Battalion
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[22]
2nd Battalion 8th Marines
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America's Battalion
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[23]
3rd Battalion 8th Marines
3rdBn 8thMar insignia.jpg
The Commandants Battalion
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[24]
1st Battalion 9th Marines
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The Walking Dead
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[25]
2nd Battalion 9th Marines
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Hell in a Helmet
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[26]
3rd Battalion 9th Marines
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Striking Ninth
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[27]
1st Battalion 23rd Marines
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Lone Star
Houston, Texas[28]
2nd Battalion 23rd Marines
2Bn 23rdMar Logo-1-.jpg
Pasadena, California[29]
3rd Battalion 23rd Marines
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Belle Chase, Louisiana[30]
1st Battalion 24th Marines
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The Terror from the North
Detroit, Michigan[31]
2nd Battalion 24th Marines
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The Mad Ghosts
Chicago, Illinois[32]
3rd Battalion 24th Marines
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Bridgeton, Missouri[33]
1st Battalion 25th Marines
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New England's Own
Ayer, Massachusetts
2nd Battalion 25th Marines
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Garden City, New York[34]
3rd Battalion 25th Marines
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Cold Steel Warriors
Brookpark, Ohio[35]

Artillery battalions

Field artillery units are charged with fire support of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. Currently, artillery regiments contain 3 or 4 cannon battalions (using the newer M777 howitzer or transitioning from the M198 howitzer) and one rocket battalion (using the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System). Marine artillery battalions are self-sufficient with forward observers, Fire Direction Control, and gun batteries. Counter-battery radar is usually a regimental asset, but can be detached to augment battalions or batteries.

HIMARS firing
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname Location
1st Battalion 10th Marines
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Nightmare
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[36]
2nd Battalion 10th Marines
2nd Battalion 10th Marines Logo.png
Gunslinger
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[37]
3rd Battalion 10th Marines
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Saipan
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[38]
5th Battalion 10th Marines
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The Five and Dime
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[39]
1st Battalion 11th Marines
1-11artyLogo.jpg
Camp Pendleton, California[40]
2nd Battalion 11th Marines
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Camp Pendleton, California[41]
3rd Battalion 11th Marines
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Thunder
MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, California[42]
5th Battalion 11th Marines
5-11 battalion insignia.png
Camp Pendleton, California[43]
1st Battalion 12th Marines
1st Bn 12th Mar insignia.jpg
Spartans
MCB Hawaii, Hawaii[44]
3rd Battalion 12th Marines
3rdBn12thMarines.jpg
Warriors of the Pacific
Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan[45]
1st Battalion 14th Marines
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At The Ready
Alameda, California[46]
2nd Battalion 14th Marines
2nd Battalion 14th Marines insignia.jpg
Grand Prairie, Texas[47]
3rd Battalion 14th Marines
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[48]
4th Battalion 14th Marines
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Bessemer, Alabama[49]
5th Battalion 14th Marines
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Seal Beach, California[50]

Tank battalions

The mission of a tank battalion is to conduct operations ashore utilizing maneuver, armor protected firepower and shock action in order to close with and destroy the enemy, as well as provide expertise in anti-tank operations. Currently, tank battalions utilize the M1A1 Abrams main battle tank and the M88A2 Recovery Vehicle.

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname Location
1st Tank Battalion
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1st Tanks
MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, California[51]
2nd Tank Battalion
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Iron Horse
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[52]
4th Tank Battalion
4thTankBattalion insignia.gif
San Diego, California

Armor battalions

The mission of an armor unit is to conduct and support amphibious operations and other operations as required by landing and transporting to inland objectives the surface assault elements and their equipment, and by conducting light armored reconnaissance and limited offensive and defensive operations. When task-organized with infantry, tanks, and other forces, the battalion conducts combined arms operations as a separate maneuver element in support of the Marine Division. Currently, Assault Amphibian battalions utilize the Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAVP-7A1), though plans are to replace it with the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle. Light Armored Reconnaissance battalions use the LAV 25 series of vehicles. The Combat Assault Battalion is unique in that it combines both vehicles into a single battalion.

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname Location
2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion
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The First Wave
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion
3rdAAVinsignia.jpg
3d Tracks
Camp Pendleton, California
4th Assault Amphibian Battalion
4th AAV Battalion insignia.gif
Tampa Bay, Florida
Combat Assault Battalion
CombatAssaultBattalionSHIELD.jpg
The Iron Fist
Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan
1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
1stLAR logo.jpg
Highlander
Camp Pendleton, California
2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
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Destroyers
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
3rd LAR Battalion insignia.png
Wolfpack
MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, California
4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
4thLARBn.jpg
Iron Horse Marines
Camp Pendleton, California

Combat Engineer battalions

The mission of combat engineers is to provide mobility, counter mobility, survivability, and limited general engineering support. Mobility includes the assessment and fortification of roadways and bridges, the clearing of enemy obstacles and landmines, and assault breaching. Counter mobility includes creating obstacles and barriers for the enemy, which could include the destruction of structures and/or bridges. Survivability includes the fortification of positions and the construction of new outposts. Other jobs can include Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), construction, and utilities (such as generators and refrigeration). Currently, combat engineers use a variety of tools for their trade. Some vehicles include the M9 Armored Combat Earthmover, D7 Bulldozer, M60A1 Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge, and various cranes and forklifts.

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname Location
1st Combat Engineer Battalion
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The Super Breed
Camp Pendleton, California
2nd Combat Engineer Battalion
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Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
3rd Combat Engineer Battalion
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Note: 3rd CEB is being reactivated through 2009. [53]
MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, California
4th Combat Engineer Battalion
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Baltimore, Maryland

Reconnaissance battalions

The mission of the reconnaissance battalions is simply: reconnaissance. They specialize in amphibious recon, including hydrography; as well as airborne recon, infiltration via surface, subsurface and airborne operations, and conducting limited scale raids and ambushes.

Marine division Recon battalions should not be confused with Force Reconnaissance or Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC).

Recon Marines
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname Location
1st Reconnaissance Battalion
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Camp Pendleton, California
2nd Reconnaissance Battalion
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Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
3rd Reconnaissance Battalion
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Mortalis
Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan
4th Reconnaissance Battalion
4thReconBattalioninsignia.png
San Antonio, Texas

Headquarters battalions

Headquarters battalions serve as the command and control nexus for a Marine division. They contain the administration, intelligence, operations, planning, logistics, communication, and public affairs control of the division.

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname Location
Headquarters Battalion 1st Marine Division
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Standard Bearers
Camp Pendleton, California
Headquarters Battalion 2nd Marine Division
HQBN 2nd Mar Div Logo.jpg
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Headquarters Battalion 3rd Marine Division
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Samurai
Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan
Headquarters Battalion 4th Marine Division
New Orleans, Louisiana

Logistics Element battalions

Combat Logistics battalions

Combat logistics battalions provide logistics capabilities for the GCE and ACE beyone their own organic capabilities. Each battalion is self sufficient across the whole spectrum of logistics, including maintenance, supply, etc. Whether deployed or in garrison, the Marines on the front lines trust the combat logistics battalions to keep them and their equipment moving.

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname Location
Combat Logistics Battalion 1
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Camp Pendleton, California
Combat Logistics Battalion 2
CLB-2 insignia.jpg
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Combat Logistics Battalion 3
CLB-3 logo lg.jpg
Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan
Combat Logistics Battalion 4
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The Supporting Edge
Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan
Combat Logistics Battalion 5
CLB-5 logo sept 2008.gif
Camp Pendleton, California
Combat Logistics Battalion 6
CLB-6 logo as of 2007.jpg
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Combat Logistics Battalion 7
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MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, California
Combat Logistics Battalion 8
CLB-8 insignia.png
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Combat Logistics Battalion 11
CLB-11 LOGO.jpg
Camp Pendleton, California
Combat Logistics Battalion 13
New CLB-13 insignia.jpg
Lucky
Camp Pendleton, California
Combat Logistics Battalion 15
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Camp Pendleton, California
Combat Logistics Battalion 22
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Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Combat Logistics Battalion 24
Clb24logo.gif
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Combat Logistics Battalion 26
CLB-26 insignia.jpg
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Combat Logistics Battalion 31
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Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan
Combat Logistics Battalion 46

Maintenance battalions

Maintenance battalions provide upper level support for the repair of equipment. The only higher echelon of repair exists at Marine Corps Logistics Depots.

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname Location
1st Maintenance Battalion
1st Maintenance Battalion logo.jpg
Warfighters
Camp Pendleton, California
2nd Maintenance Battalion
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Sustinare Bellatore
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
3rd Maintenance Battalion
Mbn logo.jpg
Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan
4th Maintenance Battalion
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Charlotte, North Carolina

Engineer Support battalions

Engineer support battalions provide engineer support past the level available from organic engineers. ESBs also provide the storage and distribution of water and fuels. Engineer support battalions

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname Location
6th Engineer Support Battalion
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Portland, Oregon
7th Engineer Support Battalion
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Camp Pendleton, California
8th Engineer Support Battalion
8th ESB logo.jpg
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
9th Engineer Support Battalion
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Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan

Supply battalions

Supply battalions provide supply support past that of organic unit supply. They provide all assets that a Marine unit might need, excepting fuels, water, and aviation repair parts provided from the Navy. Rations, repair parts, ammunition, personal equipment, and even entire end items are all provided by or through the supply battalions.

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname Location
1st Supply Battalion
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Dragon Warriors
Camp Pendleton, California
2nd Supply Battalion
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Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
3rd Supply Battalion
Supbn logo.gif
Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan
4th Supply Battalion
4th Supply Battalion.JPG
Newport News, Virginia

Medical battalions

Medical battalions provide medical care beyond the immediate care of unit corpsmen. Often, these units act as field hospitals when on deployment. In garrison, they supplement naval hospitals at various Marine installations.

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname Location
1st Medical Battalion
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Camp Pendleton, California
2nd Medical Battalion
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Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
3rd Medical Battalion
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Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan
4th Medical Battalion
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San Diego, California

Dental battalions

Dental battalions are responsible for the oral health of Marines and Sailors within the MAGTF. On deployment, they can also be used to support field hospitals and act as nurses when not performing dental roles. In garrison, they run dental health clinics at various Marine installations.

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname Location
1st Dental Battalion
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Camp Pendleton, California
2nd Dental Battalion
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Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
3rd Dental Battalion
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Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan
4th Dental Battalion
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Marietta, Georgia

Other battalions

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname Location
Headquarters & Service Battalion
1st Marine Logistics Group
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Camp Pendleton, California
Headquarters & Service Battalion
2nd Marine Logistics Group
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Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Headquarters & Service Battalion
3rd Marine Logistics Group
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Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan
Headquarters & Service Battalion
4th Marine Logistics Group
HQBN.jpg
Marietta, Georgia
2nd Military Police Battalion
2nd Military Police Battalion.jpg
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
6th Motor Transport Battalion
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Red Bank, New Jersey
4th Landing Support Battalion
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Fort Lewis, Washington

Command Element units

Intelligence battalions

Intelligence battalions, attached to MEF headquarters groups, are to plan and direct, collect, process, produce and disseminate intelligence, and provide counterintelligence support.

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname Location
1st Intelligence Battalion
1stIntelBattalionInsignia.jpg
Camp Pendleton, California
2nd Intelligence Battalion
2ndIntelligenceBattalion.jpg
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
3rd Intelligence Battalion
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Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan
Intelligence Support Battalion
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New Orleans, Louisiana

Communications battalions

Communications battalions provide communication support for the MAGTF as part of the MEF headquarters groups. They also perform networking and data services when deployed.

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname Location
6th Communications Battalion
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Brooklyn, New York
7th Communications Battalion
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7th Crime
Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan
8th Communications Battalion
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Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
9th Communications Battalion
9th Communication Battalion logo.jpg
Camp Pendleton, California

Radio battalions

Radio battalions provide the MEF with tactical electronic warfare, as well as signals intelligence and electronic intelligence.

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname Location
1st Radio Battalion
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Camp Pendleton, California
2nd Radio Battalion
2RadBn.JPG
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
3rd Radio Battalion
3RadBn.jpg
Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Hawaii

Other battalions

Special Operations battalions

MARSOC Emblem.jpg
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
1st Marine Special Operations Battalion
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2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion
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Recruit Training battalions

Only the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island logos are listed below. The logos for Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego differ slightly; additionally, San Diego does not have a Fourth Recruit Training Battalion, as it is the only female recruit training battalion in the Marine Corps.

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Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
1st Recruit Training Battalion
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Big Red One
2nd Recruit Training Battalion
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Second to None
3rd Recruit Training Battalion
3rdRecruitTrainingBattalion.gif
Thundering Third
4th Recruit Training Battalion
4thRecruitTrainingBattalion.gif

Training battalions

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
The Basic School's Instructor Battalion
CRF
Assault Amphibian School Battalion
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Marine Corps Engineer School
MCES-logo.jpg
[54]
Weapons & Field Training Battalion
MCB Camp Pendleton
Weapons & Field Training Battalion
MCRD Parris Island
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Specialty

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Chemical Biological Incident Response Force
CBIRF logo.jpg
CBIRF
Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion
MCSB Seal md.jpg
Marine Corps Security Force Regiment
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Marine Corps Embassy Security Group
MSG Shield.jpg
Fleet Marine Force Reconnaissance Company
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Anti-Terrorism Battalion
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Inactive units

5th Marine Division

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Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Headquarters Battalion 5th Marine Division

13th Marine Regiment

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Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
1st Battalion 13th Marines
2nd Battalion 13th Marines
3rd Battalion 13th Marines
4th Battalion 13th Marines

26th Marine Regiment

26th Marines insignia.gif
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
1st Battalion 26th Marines
2nd Battalion 26th Marines
3rd Battalion 26th Marines
Path-Finders

27th Marine Regiment

27th Marines.JPG
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
1st Battalion 27th Marines
2nd Battalion 27th Marines
3rd Battalion 27th Marines

28th Marine Regiment

28th Marines.JPG
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
1st Battalion 28th Marines
2nd Battalion 28th Marines
3rd Battalion 28th Marines

Other 5th Marine Division battalions

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
5th Engineer Battalion
5th Pioneer Battalion
5th Service Battalion
5th Tank Battalion
5th Tank Battalion.jpg
5th Motor Transportation Battalion
5th Medical Battalion
5th Amphibian Tractor Battalion
5th Joint Assault Signal Battalion
2nd Armored Amphibian Tractor Battalion
3rd Armored Tractor Battalion
11th Amphibian Tractor Battalion
5th Reconnaissance Battalion
5th Recon Bn logo.jpg

6th Marine Division

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Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
Headquarters Battalion 6th Marine Division

15th Marine Regiment (United States)

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
1st Battalion 15th Marines
2nd Battalion 15th Marines
3rd Battalion 15th Marines
4th Battalion 15th Marines

22nd Marine Regiment

22nd Marines insignia.jpg
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
1st Battalion 22nd Marines
2nd Battalion 22nd Marines
3rd Battalion 22nd Marines

29th Marine Regiment

29th Marine Regiment.jpg
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
1st Battalion 29th Marines
2nd Battalion 29th Marines
3rd Battalion 29th Marines

Other 6th Marine Division battalions

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
6th Tank Battalion
6th Medical Battalion
6th Reconnaissance Battalion

Others

9th Marine Regiment

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Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
1st Battalion 9th Marines
reactivated & attached to 8th Marine Regiment
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The Walking Dead
2nd Battalion 9th Marines
reactivated & attached to 6th Marine Regiment
Hell in a Helmet3.jpg
Hell in a Helmet
3rd Battalion 9th Marines
reactivated & attached to the 2nd Marine Regiment
3-9 official logo.jpg
Shadow Warriors

21st Marine Regiment

21st Marines.jpg
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
1st Battalion 21st Marines
2nd Battalion 21st Marines
3rd Battalion 21st Marines

Marine defense battalions

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Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
1st Defense Battalion
Wake Island Defenders
2d Defense Battalion
3d Defense Battalion
4th Defense Battalion
5th Defense Battalion
6th Defense Battalion
7th Defense Battalion
8th Defense Battalion
9th Defense Battalion
Fighting Ninth
10th Defense Battalion
11th Defense Battalion
12th Defense Battalion
13th Defense Battalion
13th mardefbn insig.jpg
14th Defense Battalion
Five: Fourteenth
15th Defense Battalion
First: Fifteenth
16th Defense Battalion
17th Defense Battalion
Two: Seventeen
18th Defense Battalion
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51st Defense Battalion
51st def.jpg
52nd Defense Battalion
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1st Marine Parachute Regiment

1st Marine Parachute Regiment.png
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
1st Parachute Battalion
2nd Parachute Battalion
3rd Parachute Battalion
4th Parachute Battalion

Note: Personnel from this unit were transferred to the 5th Marine Division.

1st Marine Raider Regiment

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Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
1st Marine Raider Battalion
Edson's Raiders
2nd Marine Raider Battalion
Carlson's Raiders
3rd Marine Raider Battalion
4th Marine Raider Battalion

Note: in 1944 personnel from the "Raiders" were used to reform the 4th Marine Regiment.

Tank battalions

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
3rd Tank Battalion
3rd Tank Battalion insignia - USMC.jpg
8th Tank Battalion
8th Tank Bn insignia.jpg
Whispering Death

Amphibian Tractor battalions

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
6th Amphibian Tractor Battalion
8th Amphibian Tractor Battalion

Armored Amphibian Tractor battalions

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
1st Armored Amphibian Battalion
2nd Armored Amphibian Battalion
3rd Armored Amphibian Battalion

Independent battalions

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
MCSOCOM Detachment One
Det One.jpg
Note: was used as a test for Marine Corps Special Operations Command
1st Anti-Tank Battalion
1st Anti-tank bn insignia.jpg
Ontos
3rd Anti-Tank Battalion
Sturm und Drang
4th Battalion 10th Marines
4th Battalion 10th Marine insignia.jpg
Fighting 4th
2nd Battalion 12th Marines
2nd Battalion 12th Marines insignia.jpg
The Thundering Guns of Death
4th Battalion 12th Marines
4th Battalion 12th Marines.jpg
Hell's Hammers
11th Engineer Battalion
11th Engineer Battalion - USMC.jpg
Construction Destruction

See also

References

Notes
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  53. ^ 3rd CEB ready to engineer best fight again
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