2nd Marine Division

 

2nd Marine Division

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Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Lance Cpl. Rameses Spellman, a Crewman with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company,2nd  Assault Amphibian  Battalion waves a flag to signal the go ahead for the next amphibious assault vehicle to start their push into the surf on Onslow Beach aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C. Aug. 17, 2015. During this training exercise the battalion conducted gator squares and beach assaults. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Miranda Faughn/Released)
Keeping the Marine Corps Amphibious
Lance Cpl. Rameses Spellman, a Crewman with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company,2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion waves a flag to signal the go ahead for the next amphibious assault vehicle to start their push into the surf on Onslow Beach aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C. Aug. 17, 2015. During this training exercise the battalion conducted gator squares and beach assaults. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Miranda Faughn/Released)
A Marine with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion performs the final check on an amphibious assault vehicle before giving it the all clear to push into the surf on Onslow Beach aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C.  Aug. 17, 2015. Doing a double check of the AAVs is paramount for safety in making sure everything is in working order. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Miranda Faughn/Released)
Keeping the Marine Corps Amphibious
A Marine with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion performs the final check on an amphibious assault vehicle before giving it the all clear to push into the surf on Onslow Beach aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C. Aug. 17, 2015. Doing a double check of the AAVs is paramount for safety in making sure everything is in working order. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Miranda Faughn/Released)
After completing the first part of the exercise, an amphibious assault vehicle with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion stopped to make sure everything is still working properly aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C. Aug. 17, 2015. All members of each section that man the AAVs are required to know how to maintain the machine and to keep them in working order. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Miranda Faughn/Released)
Keeping the Marine Corps Amphibious
After completing the first part of the exercise, an amphibious assault vehicle with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion stopped to make sure everything is still working properly aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C. Aug. 17, 2015. All members of each section that man the AAVs are required to know how to maintain the machine and to keep them in working order. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Miranda Faughn/Released)
An amphibious assault vehicle with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion makes its way to the beach prior to pushing through the surf on Onslow Beach aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C. Aug. 17, 2015. AAV’s are made for the purpose of going from ship to shore and back with ease. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Miranda Faughn/Released)
Keeping the Marine Corps Amphibious
An amphibious assault vehicle with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion makes its way to the beach prior to pushing through the surf on Onslow Beach aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C. Aug. 17, 2015. AAV’s are made for the purpose of going from ship to shore and back with ease. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Miranda Faughn/Released)
Marines with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion wait for the final check of their amphibious assault vehicles and then go ahead to conduct their training exercise on Onslow Beach aboard Camp Lejeune N.C. Aug. 17, 2015. Doing a double check of the AAVs is paramount for safety in making sure everything is in working order. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Miranda Faughn/Released)
Keeping the Marine Corps Amphibious
Marines with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion wait for the final check of their amphibious assault vehicles and then go ahead to conduct their training exercise on Onslow Beach aboard Camp Lejeune N.C. Aug. 17, 2015. Doing a double check of the AAVs is paramount for safety in making sure everything is in working order. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Miranda Faughn/Released)
An amphibious assault vehicle with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion makes its way through the waves to make a 500-1000 meter out gator square as part of a training exercise conducted on Onslow Beach aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C. Aug. 17, 2015. “The AAV is what keeps the Marine Corps amphibious,” said Cpl. Tomas Martinez, a Crew Chief with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Miranda Faughn/Released)
Keeping the Marine Corps Amphibious
An amphibious assault vehicle with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion makes its way through the waves to make a 500-1000 meter out gator square as part of a training exercise conducted on Onslow Beach aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C. Aug. 17, 2015. “The AAV is what keeps the Marine Corps amphibious,” said Cpl. Tomas Martinez, a Crew Chief with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Miranda Faughn/Released)
An amphibious assault vehicle with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion makes its way through the waves to make a 500-1000 meter out gator square as part of training conducted on Onslow Beach aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C. Aug. 17, 2015. The AAV is the only vehicle capable of roving on land as well as functioning in deep water. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Miranda Faughn/Released)
Keeping the Marine Corps Amphibious
An amphibious assault vehicle with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion makes its way through the waves to make a 500-1000 meter out gator square as part of training conducted on Onslow Beach aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C. Aug. 17, 2015. The AAV is the only vehicle capable of roving on land as well as functioning in deep water. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Miranda Faughn/Released)
Two amphibious assault vehicles with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion make their way back to the starting point of their beach assault exercise on Onslow Beach aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C. Aug. 17, 2015. AAVs are made for the purpose of going from ship to shore and back with ease. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Miranda Faughn/Released)
Keeping the Marine Corps Amphibious
Two amphibious assault vehicles with 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion make their way back to the starting point of their beach assault exercise on Onslow Beach aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C. Aug. 17, 2015. AAVs are made for the purpose of going from ship to shore and back with ease. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Miranda Faughn/Released)
Marines with Alpha Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, take cover behind a berm after firing off an Anti-Personnel Obstacle Breaching System, an explosive charge used to clear barriers such as concertina wire or minefields, during a platoon fire and maneuver range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 13, 2015. The platoons put everything they had learned so far during the deployment for training exercise to the test by using both their provisional infantry and combat engineering skills during the culminating event. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
2nd CEB’s deployment for training comes to explosive conclusion
Marines with Alpha Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, take cover behind a berm after firing off an Anti-Personnel Obstacle Breaching System, an explosive charge used to clear barriers such as concertina wire or minefields, during a platoon fire and maneuver range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 13, 2015. The platoons put everything they had learned so far during the deployment for training exercise to the test by using both their provisional infantry and combat engineering skills during the culminating event. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
Marines with Alpha Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, take cover behind a berm after firing off an Anti-Personnel Obstacle Breaching System, an explosive charge used to clear barriers such as concertina wire or minefields, during a platoon fire and maneuver range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 13, 2015. The platoons put everything they had learned so far during the deployment for training exercise to the test by using both their provisional infantry and combat engineering skills during the culminating event. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
2nd CEB’s deployment for training comes to explosive conclusion
Marines with Alpha Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, take cover behind a berm after firing off an Anti-Personnel Obstacle Breaching System, an explosive charge used to clear barriers such as concertina wire or minefields, during a platoon fire and maneuver range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 13, 2015. The platoons put everything they had learned so far during the deployment for training exercise to the test by using both their provisional infantry and combat engineering skills during the culminating event. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
Marines with Alpha Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, dash out of an assault amphibious vehicle during a platoon fire and maneuver range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 13, 2015. The platoons put everything they had learned so far during the deployment for training exercise to the test by using both their provisional infantry and combat engineering skills during the culminating event. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
2nd CEB’s deployment for training comes to explosive conclusion
Marines with Alpha Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, dash out of an assault amphibious vehicle during a platoon fire and maneuver range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 13, 2015. The platoons put everything they had learned so far during the deployment for training exercise to the test by using both their provisional infantry and combat engineering skills during the culminating event. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
A Marine with Alpha Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, advances toward the enemy position during a platoon fire and maneuver range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 13, 2015. The platoons put everything they had learned so far during the deployment for training exercise to the test by using both their provisional infantry and combat engineering skills during the culminating event. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
2nd CEB’s deployment for training comes to explosive conclusion
A Marine with Alpha Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, advances toward the enemy position during a platoon fire and maneuver range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 13, 2015. The platoons put everything they had learned so far during the deployment for training exercise to the test by using both their provisional infantry and combat engineering skills during the culminating event. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
Marines with Alpha Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, practice firing an unloaded Shoulder-launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon during a platoon fire and maneuver range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 13, 2015. The platoons put everything they had learned so far during the deployment for training exercise to the test by using both their provisional infantry and combat engineering skills during the culminating event. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
2nd CEB’s deployment for training comes to explosive conclusion
Marines with Alpha Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, practice firing an unloaded Shoulder-launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon during a platoon fire and maneuver range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 13, 2015. The platoons put everything they had learned so far during the deployment for training exercise to the test by using both their provisional infantry and combat engineering skills during the culminating event. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
Marines with Alpha Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, advance toward the enemy position during a platoon fire and maneuver range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 13, 2015. The platoons put everything they had learned so far during the deployment for training exercise to the test by using both their provisional infantry and combat engineering skills during the culminating event. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
2nd CEB’s deployment for training comes to explosive conclusion
Marines with Alpha Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, advance toward the enemy position during a platoon fire and maneuver range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 13, 2015. The platoons put everything they had learned so far during the deployment for training exercise to the test by using both their provisional infantry and combat engineering skills during the culminating event. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
A Marine with Alpha Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, advances toward the enemy position during a platoon fire and maneuver range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 13, 2015. The platoons put everything they had learned so far during the deployment for training exercise to the test by using both their provisional infantry and combat engineering skills during the culminating event. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
2nd CEB’s deployment for training comes to explosive conclusion
A Marine with Alpha Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, advances toward the enemy position during a platoon fire and maneuver range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 13, 2015. The platoons put everything they had learned so far during the deployment for training exercise to the test by using both their provisional infantry and combat engineering skills during the culminating event. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
A Marine with Alpha Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, advances toward the enemy position during a platoon fire and maneuver range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 13, 2015. The platoons put everything they had learned so far during the deployment for training exercise to the test by using both their provisional infantry and combat engineering skills during the culminating event. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
2nd CEB’s deployment for training comes to explosive conclusion
A Marine with Alpha Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, advances toward the enemy position during a platoon fire and maneuver range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 13, 2015. The platoons put everything they had learned so far during the deployment for training exercise to the test by using both their provisional infantry and combat engineering skills during the culminating event. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
Marines from 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion step over a tree they just felled using C-4 high explosives during a fell stranding timber demolition range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 14, 2015. The Marines brought down eight trees using high explosives in order to train on one method of obstacle creation and area clearing as part of the battalion’s deployment for training exercise to enhance their basic infantry and engineer skills in preparation for upcoming deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released.)
2nd CEB brings down trees during demolition range
Marines from 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion step over a tree they just felled using C-4 high explosives during a fell stranding timber demolition range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 14, 2015. The Marines brought down eight trees using high explosives in order to train on one method of obstacle creation and area clearing as part of the battalion’s deployment for training exercise to enhance their basic infantry and engineer skills in preparation for upcoming deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released.)
Marines from 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion place C-4 high explosives on a tree during a fell stranding timber demolition range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 14, 2015. The Marines brought down eight trees using high explosives in order to train on one method of obstacle creation and area clearing as part of the battalion’s deployment for training exercise to enhance their basic infantry and engineer skills in preparation for upcoming deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released.)
2nd CEB brings down trees during demolition range
Marines from 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion place C-4 high explosives on a tree during a fell stranding timber demolition range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 14, 2015. The Marines brought down eight trees using high explosives in order to train on one method of obstacle creation and area clearing as part of the battalion’s deployment for training exercise to enhance their basic infantry and engineer skills in preparation for upcoming deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released.)
Marines from 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion place C-4 high explosives on a tree during a fell stranding timber demolition range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 14, 2015. The Marines brought down eight trees using high explosives in order to train on one method of obstacle creation and area clearing as part of the battalion’s deployment for training exercise to enhance their basic infantry and engineer skills in preparation for upcoming deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released.)
2nd CEB brings down trees during demolition range
Marines from 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion place C-4 high explosives on a tree during a fell stranding timber demolition range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 14, 2015. The Marines brought down eight trees using high explosives in order to train on one method of obstacle creation and area clearing as part of the battalion’s deployment for training exercise to enhance their basic infantry and engineer skills in preparation for upcoming deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released.)
Marines from 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion place C-4 high explosives on a tree during a fell stranding timber demolition range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 14, 2015. The Marines brought down eight trees using high explosives in order to train on one method of obstacle creation and area clearing as part of the battalion’s deployment for training exercise to enhance their basic infantry and engineer skills in preparation for upcoming deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
2nd CEB brings down trees during demolition range
Marines from 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion place C-4 high explosives on a tree during a fell stranding timber demolition range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 14, 2015. The Marines brought down eight trees using high explosives in order to train on one method of obstacle creation and area clearing as part of the battalion’s deployment for training exercise to enhance their basic infantry and engineer skills in preparation for upcoming deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
Marines from 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion measure a strand of detonation cord to test the amount of time it takes to burn during a fell stranding timber demolition range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 14, 2015. The Marines brought down eight trees using high explosives in order to train on one method of obstacle creation and area clearing as part of the battalion’s deployment for training exercise to enhance their basic infantry and engineer skills in preparation for upcoming deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
2nd CEB brings down trees during demolition range
Marines from 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion measure a strand of detonation cord to test the amount of time it takes to burn during a fell stranding timber demolition range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 14, 2015. The Marines brought down eight trees using high explosives in order to train on one method of obstacle creation and area clearing as part of the battalion’s deployment for training exercise to enhance their basic infantry and engineer skills in preparation for upcoming deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
Marines from 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion light a strand of detonation cord to test the amount of time it takes to burn during a fell stranding timber demolition range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 14, 2015. The Marines brought down eight trees using high explosives in order to train on one method of obstacle creation and area clearing as part of the battalion’s deployment for training exercise to enhance their basic infantry and engineer skills in preparation for upcoming deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
2nd CEB brings down trees during demolition range
Marines from 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion light a strand of detonation cord to test the amount of time it takes to burn during a fell stranding timber demolition range at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 14, 2015. The Marines brought down eight trees using high explosives in order to train on one method of obstacle creation and area clearing as part of the battalion’s deployment for training exercise to enhance their basic infantry and engineer skills in preparation for upcoming deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
Marines with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion scrub down a tactical vehicle while wearing Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 16, 2015. The Marines conducted the training in order to practice decontamination procedures involving Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear defense as part of a deployment for training exercise where the battalion trained on provisional infantry skills to prepare for upcoming deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released.)
2nd CEB conducts CBRN training
Marines with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion scrub down a tactical vehicle while wearing Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 16, 2015. The Marines conducted the training in order to practice decontamination procedures involving Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear defense as part of a deployment for training exercise where the battalion trained on provisional infantry skills to prepare for upcoming deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released.)
A Marine with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion scrubs down a tactical vehicle while wearing Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 16, 2015. The Marines conducted the training in order to practice decontamination procedures involving Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear defense as part of a deployment for training exercise where the battalion trained on provisional infantry skills to prepare for upcoming deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released.)
2nd CEB conducts CBRN training
A Marine with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion scrubs down a tactical vehicle while wearing Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 16, 2015. The Marines conducted the training in order to practice decontamination procedures involving Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear defense as part of a deployment for training exercise where the battalion trained on provisional infantry skills to prepare for upcoming deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released.)
A Marine with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion sprays down a tactical vehicle while wearing Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 16, 2015. The Marines conducted the training in order to practice decontamination procedures involving Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear defense as part of a deployment for training exercise where the battalion trained on provisional infantry skills to prepare for upcoming deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
2nd CEB conducts CBRN training
A Marine with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion sprays down a tactical vehicle while wearing Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 16, 2015. The Marines conducted the training in order to practice decontamination procedures involving Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear defense as part of a deployment for training exercise where the battalion trained on provisional infantry skills to prepare for upcoming deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
Marines with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion spray down a tactical vehicle while wearing Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 16, 2015. The Marines conducted the training in order to practice decontamination procedures involving Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear defense as part of a deployment for training exercise where the battalion trained on provisional infantry skills to prepare for upcoming deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
2nd CEB conducts CBRN training
Marines with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion spray down a tactical vehicle while wearing Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Aug. 16, 2015. The Marines conducted the training in order to practice decontamination procedures involving Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear defense as part of a deployment for training exercise where the battalion trained on provisional infantry skills to prepare for upcoming deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michelle Reif/Released)
Mission

Today 2nd Marine Division is a multi-role, expeditionary ground combat force. The Division is employed as the ground combat element (GCE) of II MEF or may provide task-organized forces for assault operations and such operations as may be directed. The 2nd Marine Division must be able to provide the ground amphibious forcible entry capability to the naval expeditionary force (NEF) and to conduct subsequent land operations in any operational environment.

 

Leaders

Major General Brian D. Beaudreault
Commanding General, 2nd Marine Division
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Colonel Barry J. Fitzpatrick Jr.
Chief of Staff, 2nd Marine Division
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Sergeant Major David Bradford
Sergeant Major, 2nd Marine Division
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Master Chief (FMF/SW) Russell W. Folley
Command Master Chief, 2nd Marine Division
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