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2nd Intelligence Battalion
2nd Intel Insignia
Country United States
Branch USMC
Allegiance United States
Service history
Active 1 February 1989 – present
Role Military intelligence
Part of II Marine Expeditionary Force
Motto “Vigilantia, Circumspectia et
prudentia Cum trecenti
hos salhabimus"
Battles Operation Desert Storm
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Commanders LtCol Edward R. Sullivan [1]

The 2nd Intelligence Battalion (2nd Intel) is a United States Marine Corps military intelligence and counterintelligence unit based at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. They provide the II Marine Expeditionary Force with intelligence products and analysis.


Plan and direct, collect, process, produce and disseminate intelligence, and provide counterintelligence support to the MEF Command Element, MEF major subordinate commands, subordinate Marine Air Ground Task Forces (MAGTF), and other commands as directed.

Subordinate unitsEdit

  • Headquarters Company
  • Echo Company
  • Foxtrot Company
  • Golf Company
  • Battleground Surveillance Company


2nd Intelligence Battalion has deployed every year in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom since 2003. They have been deployed for 7 months out of every year to support intelligence requirements in Al Anbar Province.

Unit awardsEdit

A unit citation or commendation is an award bestowed upon an organization for the action cited. Members of the unit who participated in said actions are allowed to wear on their uniforms the awarded unit citation. 2nd Intel Battalion has been presented with the following awards:

RibbonUnit Award
Navy Unit Commendation ribbon
Navy Unit Commendation
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon
Meritorious Unit Commendation
National Defense Service Medal ribbon
National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service ribbon
Southwest Asia Service Medal with two Bronze Stars
Afghanistan Campaign ribbon
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Iraq Campaign ribbon
Iraq Campaign Medal with one Silver Star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary ribbon
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global war terrorism service ribbon
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

See alsoEdit


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