1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment
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2d Marine Division
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.


Locate, close with and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver or repel the enemy's assault with fire and close combat.



Marines & Sailors Return Home

U.S Marines with 1st Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, march to their headquarters building to reunite with their families after...


Fuji Viper 23.1

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ethan Wesler, a cryptologic linguist with 1st Battalion, 2d Marines, provides security during Fuji Viper 23.1 at...

Battalion Officer of the Day

(910) 451-1519

(910) 320-2781


LT Nathan Huffman

(910) 915-6204

Mailing Address
1st Battalion, 2d Marines
2d Marine Division
PSC Box 20094
Camp Lejeune, NC 28542-0094


1933 - 1934
Activated 1 January 1933 at Cap Haitien, Haiti, as the 1st Battalion, 2d Marines, and assigned to the 1st Brigade

Relocated During August 1934 to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

Deactivated 8 August 1934


1941 - 1947
Reactivated 7 January 1941 at San Diego, California, as the 1st Battalion, 2d Marines, and assigned to the 2d Brigade Reassigned during February 1941 to the 2d Marine Division

Deployed During June-July 1942 to Koro Island

Participated in the following World War II campaigns Guadalcanal Tarawa Saipan Tinian Okinawa

Redeployed during September 1945 to Nagasaki, Japan

Redeployed during June-July 1946 to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

Deactivated 18 November 1947


1949 - 1987
Reactivated 17 October 1949 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, as the 1st Battalion, 2d Marines, and assigned to the 2d Marine Division, fleet marine force.

Assigned at various times from 1949 to the present as battalion landing team in the Caribbean and Mediterranean

Participated in the Cuban Missile Crisis, October-December 1962

Participated in the Intervention in the Dominican Republic, May 1965

Placed under the operation control of the 3d Marine Division at various periods throughout the 1980s for deployment to the Western Pacific


1988 - 1996
Element participated in operations in the Persian Gulf, April 1988

Elements participated in Operation Eastern Exit, Somalian, January 1991

Participated in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Southwest Asia, August 1990 - April 1991

Participated in Haitian refugee operation, Cuba, May-June 1992

Participated in operations in Somalia, March-August 1993

Participated in Operation Sea Signal, Cuba, September-December 1994


1997 - 2006
Elements participated in Operation Noble Obelisk, Sierre Leone, May-Jun 1997

Elements participated in Operation Guardian Retrieval, Zaire, April-June 1997

Elements Participated in Operation Silver Wake, Albania, June 1997

Participated in Operation Noble Eagle, Guam, September-October 2001

Deployed during February 2003 to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom

Participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq, March-May 2003, July 2004 – February 2005, And December 2005 – March 2006, February 2007 - September 2007,and July 2008 - February 2009

Participated in Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, March 2010 - October 2010

Equal Opportunity Representative

1stLt Joshua S. Murillo

Email: joshua.murillo@usmc.mil

Tel: (910)450-5474


Equal Opportunity Representative

SSgt Robert J. Custard

Email: robert.custard@usmc.mil

Tel: (910)450-5477

Deployment Readiness Coordinator (DRC)

Thomas Cluen

(O): (910) 451-3288

(C): (910) 265-7791



Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 2d Marines

Lt. Col. Thomas E. Driscoll

Lieutenant Colonel Driscoll is a native of Lodi, California. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering....

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Sergeant Major, 1st Battalion, 2d Marines

Sgt. Maj. Jacob W. Verschage

Sergeant Major Jacob W. Verschage was born in February 1984 in Rochester, New York. He enlisted in the Marine Corps as a Combat Engineer and graduated from Parris Island in March of 2003. Upon completion of entry levels schools, he was awarded the Combat Engineer Military Occupational Specialty of...

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