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7th Engineer Support Battalion
7th ESB Castle
7th ESB insignia
Country United States
Branch United States Marine Corps
Allegiance United States of America
Service history
Role General engineering support
Part of 1st Marine Logistics Group
I Marine Expeditionary Force
Battles Operation Desert Storm
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF-A)
Operation Moshtarak
Commanders
Commanders LtCol John D. Martinko
Insignia

The 7th Engineer Support Battalion (7th ESB) is an engineering support unit of the United States Marine Corps and is headquartered at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. The unit falls under the command of 1st Marine Logistics Group and the I Marine Expeditionary Force.

Mission statementEdit

Provide general engineering support of an expeditionary nature to the Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), to include mobility, counter mobility and survivability enhancements, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), and general supply support to include the handling, storage and distribution of bulk water and fuel.

Current unitsEdit

  • Headquarters and Service Company
  • Company A
  • Company B
  • 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company
  • Engineering Support Company
  • Bulk Fuel Company
  • Bridge Company

HistoryEdit

7th ESB provided engineering support to the 6th Marine Regiment throughout the initial breach of the Taliban stronghold of Marjah in the Helmand province Afghanistan during Operation Moshtarak in early 2010.

AwardsEdit

* US Navy Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon  Presidential Unit Citation Streamer with two Bronze Stars (MARADMIN 615/12)

* Joint Meritorious Unit Award ribbon  Joint Meritorious Unit Citation Streamer (MCBUL 1650)

* Navy Unit Commendation ribbon  Navy Unit CommendationStreamer with two Bronze Stars (MARADMIN 056/12)

* Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon  Meritorious Unit Commendation Streamer with one Bronze Star

* National Defense Service Medal ribbon  National Defense Service Medal Streamerwith three Bronze Stars

* AFEMRib  Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Streamer

* Vietnam Service Ribbon  Vietnam Service Medal Streamer with two Silver and three Bronze Stars

* Southwest Asia Service ribbon  Southwest Asia Service Medal Streamer with two Bronze Stars

* Iraq Campaign ribbon  Iraqi Campaign Medal Streamer

* Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary ribbon  Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Streamer

* Global War on Terrorism Service ribbon  Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Streamer

* Vietnam gallantry cross unit award-3d  Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Streamer

* VNCivilActionsRibbon-2  Vietnam Civil Actions Medal Streamer

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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