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

Active unitsEdit

Ground Combat Element battalionsEdit

Infantry battalionsEdit

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).

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Riflemen

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Marines on patrol

M82 Sniper

Marine scout sniper

3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines - RIMPAC 2004

Mechanized Marines

M2 - 24th MEU

Machine gunner with M2 .50cal

Hmmwv-036

TOW anti-tank missile.

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname Location
1st Battalion 1st Marines<center>
<center>USMC - 1st Battalion 1st Marines<center> <center>First of the First<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California[1]<center>
<center>2nd Battalion 1st Marines<center> <center>UnitLogo2<center> <center>The Professionals<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California[2]<center>
<center>3rd Battalion 1st Marines<center> <center>USMC - 3RD BN-1ST MAR 3<center> <center>Thundering Third<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California[3]<center>
<center>1st Battalion 2nd Marines<center> <center>BLT 1-2 Logo<center> <center>Timberwolf<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[4]<center>
<center>2nd Battalion 2nd Marines<center> <center>2nd battalion 2nd Marines Logo<center> <center>Warlords<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[5]<center>
<center>3rd Battalion 2nd Marines<center> <center>32logobetio bastards<center> <center>Betio Bastards<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[6]<center>
<center>1st Battalion 3rd Marines<center> <center>USMC - 1st Battalion 3rd Marines<center> <center>Lava Dogs<center> <center>MCB Hawaii, Hawaii[7]<center>
<center>2nd Battalion 3rd Marines<center> <center>USMC - 2nd Battalion 3rd Marines<center> <center>Island Warriors<center> <center>MCB Hawaii, Hawaii[8]<center>
<center>3rd Battalion 3rd Marines<center> <center>3rd Battalion 3rd Marines 2012<center> <center>America's Battalion<center> <center>MCB Hawaii, Hawaii[9]<center>
<center>1st Battalion 4th Marines<center> <center>1Bn-4thMar logo<center> <center>The China Marines<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California[10]<center>
<center>2nd Battalion 4th Marines<center> <center>2-4 battalion insignia<center> <center>Magnificent Bastards<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California[11]<center>
<center>3rd Battalion 4th Marines<center> <center>3 4 battalion insignia<center> <center>Darkside<center> <center>MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, California[12]<center>
<center>1st Battalion 5th Marines<center> <center>1-5 battalion insignia<center> <center>Geronimo<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California[13]<center>
<center>2nd Battalion 5th Marines<center> <center>2 5 battalion insignia<center> <center>Raiders<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California[14]<center>
<center>3rd Battalion 5th Marines<center> <center>3 5 battalion insignia<center> <center>Darkhorse<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California[15]<center>
<center>1st Battalion 6th Marines<center> <center>1-6 battalion insignia<center> <center>'1/6 HARD'<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[16]<center>
<center>2nd Battalion 6th Marines<center> <center>2bn6marlogo<center> <center>The Ready Battalion<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[17]<center>
<center>3rd Battalion 6th Marines<center> <center>3rdBN6thMAR

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<center>Teufelhunden<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[18]<center>
<center>1st Battalion 7th Marines<center> <center>17log2<center> <center>First Team<center> <center>MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, California[19]<center>
<center>2nd Battalion 7th Marines<center> <center>2-7 battalion insignia<center> <center>War Dogs<center> <center>MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, California[20]<center>
<center>3rd Battalion 7th Marines<center> <center>3rdBn7thMar logo<center> <center>The Cutting Edge<center> <center>MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, California[21]<center>
<center>1st Battalion 8th Marines<center> <center>60px<center> <center>The Beirut Battalion<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[22]<center>
<center>2nd Battalion 8th Marines<center> <center>2-8MARINES<center> <center>America's Battalion<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[23]<center>
<center>3rd Battalion 8th Marines<center> <center>3rdBn 8thMar insignia<center> <center>The Commandants Battalion<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[24]<center>
<center>1st Battalion 9th Marines<center> <center>1-9 new battalion logo<center> <center>The Walking Dead<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[25]<center>
<center>2nd Battalion 9th Marines<center> <center>2-9 insignia current as of 2010<center> <center>Hell in a Helmet<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[26]<center>
<center>3rd Battalion 9th Marines<center> <center>3-9 official logo<center> <center>Shadow Warriors<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[27]<center>
<center>1st Battalion 23rd Marines<center> <center>1bn23marlogo<center> <center>Lone Star<center> <center>Houston, Texas[28]<center>
<center>2nd Battalion 23rd Marines<center> <center>2Bn 23rdMar Logo-1-<center> <center>Prepared and Professional<center> <center>Pasadena, California[29]<center>
<center>3rd Battalion 23rd Marines<center> <center>USMC - 3rd Battalion 23rd Marines<center> <center>Belle Chase, Louisiana[30]<center>
<center>1st Battalion 24th Marines<center> <center>1stbattalion 24th marines insignia<center> <center>The Terror from the North<center> <center>Detroit, Michigan[31]<center>
<center>2nd Battalion 24th Marines<center> <center><center> <center>The Mad Ghosts<center> <center>Chicago, Illinois[32]<center>
<center>3rd Battalion 24th Marines<center> <center>3 24 Marines Logo<center> <center>Bridgeton, Missouri[33]<center>
<center>1st Battalion 25th Marines<center> <center>USMC - 1ST BN-25TH MAR<center> <center>New England's Own<center> <center>Ayer, Massachusetts<center>
<center>2nd Battalion 25th Marines<center> <center>2ndbn25thmarines<center> <center>Empire Battalion<center> <center>Garden City, New York[34]<center>
<center>3rd Battalion 25th Marines<center> <center>USMC - 3rd Battalion 25th Marines<center> <center>Cold Steel Warriors<center> <center>Brook Park, Ohio[35]<center>

Artillery battalionsEdit

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.

M777 howitzer rear

M777 howitzer firing

4-14 Marines in Fallujah

M198 howitzer firing

HIMARS DA-SD-07-43938

HIMARS firing

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname Location
<center>1st Battalion 10th Marines<center> <center>1bn10thmarlogo<center> <center>Nightmare<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[36]<center>
<center>2nd Battalion 10th Marines<center> <center>2nd Battalion 10th Marines Logo<center> <center>Gunslinger<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[37]<center>
<center>3rd Battalion 10th Marines<center> <center>3rd Battalion 10th Marines<center> <center>Saipan<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[38]<center>
<center>5th Battalion 10th Marines<center> <center>5-10 battalion insignia<center> <center>The Five and Dime<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina[39]<center>
<center>1st Battalion 11th Marines<center> <center>UnitedStatesMarineCorps insignia<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California[40]<center>
<center>2nd Battalion 11th Marines<center> <center>2bn11thmar<center> <center>The Regiment's Best<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California[41]<center>
<center>3rd Battalion 11th Marines<center> <center>3-11 battalion insignia<center> <center>Thunder<center> <center>MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, California[42]<center>
<center>5th Battalion 11th Marines<center> <center>5-11 battalion insignia<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California[43]<center>
<center>1st Battalion 12th Marines<center> <center>USMC - 1ST BN-12TH MAR<center> <center>Spartans<center> <center>MCB Hawaii, Hawaii[44]<center>
<center>3rd Battalion 12th Marines<center> <center>USMC - 3RD BN-12th MAR<center> <center>Warriors of the Pacific<center> <center>Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan[45]<center>
<center>1st Battalion 14th Marines<center> <center>1stbn14thmarines<center> <center>At The Ready<center> <center>Alameda, California[46]<center>
<center>2nd Battalion 14th Marines<center> <center>2nd Battalion 14th Marines insignia<center> <center>Grand Prairie, Texas[47]<center>
<center>3rd Battalion 14th Marines<center> <center>3bn14thmarlogo<center> <center>Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[48]<center>
<center>4th Battalion 14th Marines<center> <center>4thbn14thmarines<center> <center>Bessemer, Alabama[49]<center>
<center>5th Battalion 14th Marines<center> <center>5-14-Crest-MP<center> <center>Seal Beach, California[50]<center>

Tank battalionsEdit

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.

M1-A1 Abrams 1

M1A1 Abrams

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

Armor battalionsEdit

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.

LAV-25 armored vehicle

LAV 25

USMarines AAV Iraq apr 2004 116 hires

AAVP-7A1

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname Location
<center>2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion<center> <center>2daavbattalion<center> <center>The First Wave<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina<center>
<center>3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion<center> <center>3rdAAVinsignia<center> <center>3d Tracks<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California<center>
<center>4th Assault Amphibian Battalion<center> <center>4thAAV<center> <center>Tampa Bay, Florida<center>
<center>Combat Assault Battalion<center> <center>CombatAssaultBattalionSHIELD<center> <center>The Iron Fist<center> <center>Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan<center>
<center>1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion<center> <center>1stLAR logo<center> <center>Hauff's Rough Riders<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California<center>
<center>2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion<center> <center>2NDLAR<center> <center>Destroyers<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina<center>
<center>3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion<center> <center>USMC - 3rd LAR Battalion insignia<center> <center>Wolfpack<center> <center>MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, California<center>
<center>4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion<center> <center>USMC - 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion<center> <center>Iron Horse Marines<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California<center>

Combat Engineer battalionsEdit

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 breachingdisambiguation needed. 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.

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D7 Bulldozer

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

Reconnaissance battalionsEdit

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).

US Marines on reconnaissance exercise 2003

Recon Marines

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname Location
<center>1st Reconnaissance Battalion<center> <center>1st Recon Bn Color<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California<center>
<center>2nd Reconnaissance Battalion<center> <center>2ndReconBnLogo<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina<center>
<center>3rd Reconnaissance Battalion<center> <center>3rdreconbatt<center> <center>Mortalis<center> <center>Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan<center>
<center>4th Reconnaissance Battalion<center> <center>4thReconBattalioninsignia<center> <center>San Antonio, Texas<center>

Headquarters battalionsEdit

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

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname Location
<center>Headquarters Battalion 1st Marine Division<center> <center>HQBN 1st Marine Division<center> <center>Standard Bearers<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California<center>
<center>Headquarters Battalion 2nd Marine Division<center> <center>HQBN 2nd Mar Div Logo<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina<center>
<center>Headquarters Battalion 3rd Marine Division<center> <center>Hqbn3div<center> <center>Samurai<center> <center>Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan<center>
<center>Headquarters Battalion 4th Marine Division<center> <center>New Orleans, Louisiana<center>

Logistics Element battalionsEdit

Combat Logistics battalionsEdit

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
<center>Combat Logistics Battalion 1<center> <center>Clb1logo<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California<center>
<center>Combat Logistics Battalion 2<center> <center>CLB-2 insignia<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina<center>
<center>Combat Logistics Battalion 3<center> <center>CLB-3 logo lg<center> <center>MCB Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii<center>
<center>Combat Logistics Battalion 4<center> <center>Clb-4<center> <center>The Supporting Edge<center> <center>Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan<center>
<center>Combat Logistics Battalion 5<center> <center>CLB-5 logo sept 2008<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California<center>
<center>Combat Logistics Battalion 6<center> <center>CLB-6 logo as of 2007<center> <center>""Red Cloud Battalion""<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina<center>
<center>Combat Logistics Battalion 7<center> <center>CLb7 29palms<center> <center>MCAGCC Twentynine Palms, California<center>
<center>Combat Logistics Battalion 8<center> <center>CLB-8 insignia<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina<center>
<center>Combat Logistics Battalion 11<center> <center>CLB-11 LOGO<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California<center>
<center>Combat Logistics Battalion 13<center> <center>Combat Logistics Battalion 13 Insignia<center> <center>Lucky<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California<center>
<center>Combat Logistics Battalion 15<center> <center>Clb15<center> <center>Blackout<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California<center>
<center>Combat Logistics Battalion 22<center> <center>Clb-22-black<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina<center>
<center>Combat Logistics Battalion 23<center> <center>Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington<center>
<center>Combat Logistics Battalion 24<center> <center>Clb24logo<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina<center>
<center>Combat Logistics Battalion 26<center> <center>CLB-26 insignia<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina<center>
<center>Combat Logistics Battalion 31<center> <center>CLB-31per<center> <center>Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan<center>
<center>Combat Logistics Battalion 46<center> <center>Red Bank, New Jersey<center>

Maintenance battalionsEdit

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
<center>1st Maintenance Battalion<center> <center>1st Maintenance Battalion logo<center> <center>Warfighters<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California<center>
<center>2nd Maintenance Battalion<center> <center>2nd Maintenance Battalion<center> <center>Sustinare Bellatore<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina<center>
<center>3rd Maintenance Battalion<center> <center>Mbn logo<center> <center>Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan<center>
<center>4th Maintenance Battalion<center> <center>4thMAINTBN png<center> <center>Charlotte, North Carolina<center>

Engineer Support battalionsEdit

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
<center>6th Engineer Support Battalion<center> <center>6thESB<center> <center>Portland, Oregon<center>
<center>7th Engineer Support Battalion<center> <center>7esb<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California<center>
<center>8th Engineer Support Battalion<center> <center>8th ESB logo<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina<center>
<center>9th Engineer Support Battalion<center> <center>9thESBsmall<center> <center>Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan<center>

Supply battalionsEdit

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
<center>1st Supply Battalion<center> <center>1st supply bn insig<center> <center>Dragon Warriors<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California<center>
<center>2nd Supply Battalion<center> <center>2ndsupply<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina<center>
<center>3rd Supply Battalion<center> <center>3rd Supply Battalion<center> <center>Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan<center>
<center>4th Supply Battalion<center> <center>4th Supply Battalion<center> <center>Newport News, Virginia<center>

Medical battalionsEdit

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
<center>1st Medical Battalion<center> <center>1st Medical Battalion (FtO)<center> <center>Cheaters of Death<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California<center>
<center>2nd Medical Battalion<center> <center>2ndmedbn<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina<center>
<center>3rd Medical Battalion<center> <center>3d Medical Battalion new logo<center> <center>Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan<center>
<center>4th Medical Battalion<center> <center>4thMEDBN<center> <center>San Diego, California<center>

Dental battalionsEdit

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 y[citation needed] when not performing dental roles. In garrison, they run dental health clinics at various Marine installations.

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname Location
<center>1st Dental Battalion<center> <center>1st dental bn insig<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California<center>
<center>2nd Dental Battalion<center> <center>No image<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina<center>
<center>3rd Dental Battalion<center> <center>3rd Dental Battalion<center> <center>Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan<center>
<center>4th Dental Battalion<center> <center>4thDENBN<center> <center>Marietta, Georgia<center>

Other battalionsEdit

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname Location
<center>Headquarters & Service Battalion
1st Marine Logistics Group
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<center>No image<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California<center>
<center>Headquarters & Service Battalion
2nd Marine Logistics Group
<center>
<center>No image<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina<center>
<center>Headquarters & Service Battalion
3rd Marine Logistics Group
<center>
<center>No image<center> <center>Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan<center>
<center>Headquarters & Service Battalion
4th Marine Logistics Group
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<center>HQBN<center> <center>Marietta, Georgia<center>
<center>1st Law Enforcement Battalion<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California<center>
<center>2nd Law Enforcement Battalion<center> <center>2nd Military Police Battalion<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina<center>
<center>3rd Law Enforcement Battalion<center> <center>Okinawa, Japan<center>
<center>6th Motor Transport Battalion<center> <center>6thmt<center> <center>Red Bank, New Jersey<center>
<center>4th Landing Support Battalion<center> <center>4thlsb<center> <center>Fort Lewis, Washington<center>

Command Element unitsEdit

Intelligence battalionsEdit

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
<center>1st Intelligence Battalion<center> <center>1stIntelBattalionInsignia<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California<center>
<center>2nd Intelligence Battalion<center> <center>2ndIntelligenceBattalion<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina<center>
<center>3rd Intelligence Battalion<center> <center>3rd Intelligence Battalion insignia<center> <center>Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan <center>
<center>Intelligence Support Battalion<center> <center>No image<center> <center>New Orleans, Louisiana <center>

Communications battalionsEdit

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
<center>6th Communications Battalion<center> <center>6thcomm<center> <center>Brooklyn, New York<center>
<center>7th Communications Battalion<center> <center>7thcommbn<center> <center>Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan<center>
<center>8th Communications Battalion<center> <center>8thCommLogo processed<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina<center>
<center>9th Communications Battalion<center> <center>9th Communication Battalion logo<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California<center>

Radio battalionsEdit

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

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname Location
<center>1st Radio Battalion<center> <center>USMC - 1st Radio Battalion<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, California<center>
<center>2nd Radio Battalion<center> <center>2RadBn<center> <center>America's Radio Battalion<center> <center>Camp Lejeune, North Carolina<center>
<center>3rd Radio Battalion<center> <center>3RadBnNew2<center> <center>Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Hawaii<center>

<center>Other battalionsEdit

Marine Special Operations Raider battalionsEdit

MARSOC Emblem
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
1st Marine Special Operations Raider Battalion
1st-msob logo
Gringos
2nd Marine Special Operations Raider Battalion
2d-msob logo
3rd Marine Special Operations Raider Battalion
3rdMSOB

Low Altitude Air Defense BattalionsEdit

Low Altitude Air Defense Battalions (LAAD) Battalions are tasked with providing ground based air defense in support of the MAGTF. They are also able to be tasked as provisional infantry battalions. They are the only battalion within the Marine Air Wing.

Launched FIM-92A Stinger missile

LAAD Gunner firing the FIM-92 Stinger Missile

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname Location
2nd LAAD Battalion<center>
<center>2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion insignia<center> <center>Death From Below<center> <center>Cherry Point, NC<center>
<center>3rd LAAD Battalion<center> <center>3rd LAAD BN Logo<center> <center>Feel The Sting<center> <center>Camp Pendleton, CA<center>

Recruit Training battalionsEdit

Only the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island logos are listed below but only Recruit Training battalions Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego wikis show. 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.

Recruit Training Regiment
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
<center>1st Recruit Training Battalion<center> <center>1stRecruitTraining Battalion<center> Big Red One
<center>2nd Recruit Training Battalion<center> <center>2ndRecruitTrainingBattalion<center> Second to None
<center>3rd Recruit Training Battalion<center> <center>3rdRecruitTrainingBattalion<center> Thundering Third
<center>4th Recruit Training Battalion<center> <center>4thRecruitTrainingBattalion<center> Go Forth

Training battalionsEdit

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
<center>The Basic School's Instructor Battalion<center> CRF
<center>Assault Amphibian School Battalion<center> <center>AAV School Bn logo<center> Ray's YUT YAS's
<center>Marine Corps Engineer School<center> <center>MCES-logo<center> [54]
<center>Weapons & Field Training Battalion
MCB Camp Pendleton<center>
<center>Weapons & Field Training Battalion
MCRD Parris Island<center>
<center>Wpnsfldtrngbn Parris Island logo<center>

SpecialtyEdit

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
<center>Chemical Biological Incident Response Force<center> <center>CBIRF logo<center> <center>CBIRF<center>
<center>Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion<center> <center>MCSB Seal md<center>
<center>Marine Corps Security Force Regiment<center> <center>Mcsfbn<center>
<center>Marine Corps Embassy Security Group<center> <center>MSG Shield (1)<center>
<center>Fleet Marine Force Reconnaissance Company<center> <center>FORECON<center>
<center>Anti-Terrorism Battalion<center> <center>50px<center>

Inactive unitsEdit

<center>5th Marine DivisionEdit

5th MarDiv
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
<center>Headquarters Battalion 5th Marine Division<center>

13th Marine RegimentEdit

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

26th Marine RegimentEdit

26th Marines insignia
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
<center>1st Battalion 26th Marines<center> The Professionals
<center>2nd Battalion 26th Marines<center> <center><Nomads>
<center>3rd Battalion 26th Marines<center> <center>Path-Finders<center>

27th Marine RegimentEdit

27th Marines
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
<center>1st Battalion 27th Marines<center>
<center>2nd Battalion 27th Marines<center>
<center>3rd Battalion 27th Marines<center>

28th Marine RegimentEdit

28th Marines
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
<center>1st Battalion 28th Marines<center>
<center>2nd Battalion 28th Marines<center>
<center>3rd Battalion 28th Marines<center>

Other 5th Marine Division battalionsEdit

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

<center>6th Marine DivisionEdit

6th MarDiv
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
<center>Headquarters Battalion 6th Marine Division<center>

15th Marine Regiment (United States)Edit

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

22nd Marine RegimentEdit

22nd Marines insignia
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
<center>1st Battalion 22nd Marines<center>
<center>2nd Battalion 22nd Marines<center>
<center>3rd Battalion 22nd Marines<center>

29th Marine RegimentEdit

29th Marine Regiment
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
<center>1st Battalion 29th Marines<center>
<center>2nd Battalion 29th Marines<center>
<center>3rd Battalion 29th Marines<center>

Other 6th Marine Division battalionsEdit

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
<center>6th Tank Battalion<center>
<center>6th Medical Battalion<center>
<center>6th Reconnaissance Battalion<center>

OthersEdit

9th Marine RegimentEdit

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

21st Marine RegimentEdit

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
<center>1st Battalion 21st Marines
<center>2nd Battalion 21st Marines<center>
<center>3rd Battalion 21st Marines<center>

Marine defense battalionsEdit

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

1st Marine Parachute RegimentEdit

1st Marine Parachute Regiment
Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
<center>1st Parachute Battalion<center>
<center>2nd Parachute Battalion<center>
<center>3rd Parachute Battalion<center>
<center>4th Parachute Battalion<center>

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

1st Marine Raider RegimentEdit

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

Note: In February 1944 the 1st Raider Regiment was disbanded and reorganized as the 4th Marine Regiment.

Tank battalionsEdit

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
<center>3rd Tank Battalion<center> <center>3rd Tank Battalion insignia - USMC<center>
<center>8th Tank Battalion<center> <center>8th Tank Bn insignia<center> <center>Whispering Death<center>

Amphibian Tractor battalionsEdit

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
<center>6th Amphibian Tractor Battalion<center>
<center>8th Amphibian Tractor Battalion<center>

Armored Amphibian Tractor battalionsEdit

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

Independent battalionsEdit

Battalion Name Insignia Nickname
<center>MCSOCOM Detachment One<center> <center>
MCSOCOM detachment one insignia
<center>
<center>Note: was used as a test for Marine Corps Special Operations Command<center>
<center>1st Anti-Tank Battalion<center> <center>1st Anti-tank bn insignia<center> <center>Ontos<center>
<center>3rd Anti-Tank Battalion<center> <center>Sturm und Drang<center>
<center>4th Battalion 10th Marines<center> <center>4th Battalion 10th Marine insignia<center> <center>Fighting 4th<center>
<center>2nd Battalion 12th Marines<center> <center>2nd Battalion 12th Marines insignia<center> <center>The Thundering Guns of Death<center>
<center>4th Battalion 12th Marines<center> <center>4th Battalion 12th Marines<center> <center>Hell's Hammers<center>
<center>11th Engineer Battalion<center> <center>11th Engineer Battalion - USMC<center> <center>Construction Destruction<center>
<center>6th Reconnaissance Battalion<center>
<center>19th Battalion (United States Marine Corps)<center>
<center>6th Machine Gun Battalion (United States Marine Corps)<center>

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Notes
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