|7th Engineer Support Battalion|
7th ESB insignia
|Branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|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)
|Commanders||LtCol John D. Martinko|
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.
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.
- Headquarters and Service Company
- Company A
- Company B
- 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company
- Engineering Support Company
- Bulk Fuel Company
- Bridge Company
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.
* Meritorious Unit Commendation Streamer with one Bronze Star
* National Defense Service Medal Streamerwith three Bronze Stars
* Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Streamer
* Vietnam Service Medal Streamer with two Silver and three Bronze Stars
* Southwest Asia Service Medal Streamer with two Bronze Stars
* Iraqi Campaign Medal Streamer
* Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Streamer
* Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Streamer
* Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Streamer
* Vietnam Civil Actions Medal Streamer
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