2nd Tank Battalion

 

2nd Tank Battalion

2nd Marine Division

Camp Lejeune, NC
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2d Tank Bn's TOW/Scout Plt competed in the grueling 1-week 2d Marine Division Super Squad competition.  The competition included a demanding 5 mile speed hike, combat fitness test, written exam, weapons marksmanship, and tactical offensive and defensive operations.  They placed 2nd overall, meaning they were recognized as the 2nd best infantry squad out of 370 squads within 2d Marine Division.  Great job warriors!
Super Squad
2d Tank Bn's TOW/Scout Plt competed in the grueling 1-week 2d Marine Division Super Squad competition. The competition included a demanding 5 mile speed hike, combat fitness test, written exam, weapons marksmanship, and tactical offensive and defensive operations. They placed 2nd overall, meaning they were recognized as the 2nd best infantry squad out of 370 squads within 2d Marine Division. Great job warriors!
Sergeant Kyle Lloyd and Nik Cela ride on an M1A1 Abrams tank aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, August 26, 2013. Cela, from Staten Island, N.Y., spent a day with Marines with Charlie Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. He suffers from cystic fibrosis, and has always wanted to ride on a tank. He was surprised by his mother and the Marines of 2nd Tank Battalion with the opportunity to ride a tank and become an honorary member of Charlie Company. Lloyd is a tank commander with Charlie Company and a Dayton, Ohio native.
2nd Tanks welcomes honorary member
Sergeant Kyle Lloyd and Nik Cela ride on an M1A1 Abrams tank aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, August 26, 2013. Cela, from Staten Island, N.Y., spent a day with Marines with Charlie Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. He suffers from cystic fibrosis, and has always wanted to ride on a tank. He was surprised by his mother and the Marines of 2nd Tank Battalion with the opportunity to ride a tank and become an honorary member of Charlie Company. Lloyd is a tank commander with Charlie Company and a Dayton, Ohio native.
Lance Cpl. Matthew Pickett teaches Nik Cela about the tank commander’s position in the M1A1 Abrams tank, August 26, 2013. Cela, from Staten Island, N.Y., spent a day with Marines with Charlie Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. He suffers from cystic fibrosis, and has always wanted to ride on a tank. He was surprised by his mother and the Marines of 2nd Tank Battalion with the opportunity to ride a tank and become an honorary member of Charlie Company. Pickett is a tank driver with Charlie Company, and Bossier City, La., native.
2nd Tanks welcomes honorary member
Lance Cpl. Matthew Pickett teaches Nik Cela about the tank commander’s position in the M1A1 Abrams tank, August 26, 2013. Cela, from Staten Island, N.Y., spent a day with Marines with Charlie Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. He suffers from cystic fibrosis, and has always wanted to ride on a tank. He was surprised by his mother and the Marines of 2nd Tank Battalion with the opportunity to ride a tank and become an honorary member of Charlie Company. Pickett is a tank driver with Charlie Company, and Bossier City, La., native.
Lance Cpl. Matthew Pickett shows Nik Cela the operation of the M240 machine gun above the gunner’s hatch on an M1A1 Abrams tank, August 26, 2013. Cela, from Staten Island, N.Y., spent a day with Marines with Charlie Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. He suffers from cystic fibrosis, and has always wanted to ride on a tank. He was surprised by his mother and the Marines of 2nd Tank Battalion with the opportunity to ride a tank and become an honorary member of Charlie Company. Pickett is a tank driver with Charlie Company, and Bossier City, La., native.
2nd Tanks welcomes honorary member
Lance Cpl. Matthew Pickett shows Nik Cela the operation of the M240 machine gun above the gunner’s hatch on an M1A1 Abrams tank, August 26, 2013. Cela, from Staten Island, N.Y., spent a day with Marines with Charlie Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. He suffers from cystic fibrosis, and has always wanted to ride on a tank. He was surprised by his mother and the Marines of 2nd Tank Battalion with the opportunity to ride a tank and become an honorary member of Charlie Company. Pickett is a tank driver with Charlie Company, and Bossier City, La., native.
From Left: Sgt. Kyle Lloyd, Lance Cpl. Jeremy Johnson, Nik Cela and Lance Cpl. Matthew Pickett pose in front of an M1A1 Abrams tank after Cela was made an honorary member of Charlie Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, August 26, 2013. Cela, from Staten Island, N.Y., spent a day with Marines from Charlie Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. He suffers from cystic fibrosis, and has always wanted to ride on a tank. He was surprised by his mother and the Marines of 2nd Tank Battalion with the opportunity to ride a tank and become an honorary member of Charlie Company. Lloyd is a tank commander and Wichita, Kan., native; Johnson is a gunner and Dayton, Ohio native; and Pickett is a tank driver and Bossier City, La., native; all the Marines are with Charlie Company.
2nd Tanks welcomes honorary member
From Left: Sgt. Kyle Lloyd, Lance Cpl. Jeremy Johnson, Nik Cela and Lance Cpl. Matthew Pickett pose in front of an M1A1 Abrams tank after Cela was made an honorary member of Charlie Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, August 26, 2013. Cela, from Staten Island, N.Y., spent a day with Marines from Charlie Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. He suffers from cystic fibrosis, and has always wanted to ride on a tank. He was surprised by his mother and the Marines of 2nd Tank Battalion with the opportunity to ride a tank and become an honorary member of Charlie Company. Lloyd is a tank commander and Wichita, Kan., native; Johnson is a gunner and Dayton, Ohio native; and Pickett is a tank driver and Bossier City, La., native; all the Marines are with Charlie Company.
From Left: 1st Sgt Clinton Summers, Sgt. Kyle Lloyd, Lance Cpl. Jeremy Johnson, Nik Cela and Lance Cpl. Matthew Pickett pose in front of an M1A1 Abrams tanks after Cela was made an honorary member of Charlie Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, August 26, 2013. Cela, from Staten Island, N.Y., spent a day with Marines from Charlie Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. He suffers from cystic fibrosis, and has always wanted to ride on a tank. He was surprised by his mother and the Marines of 2nd Tank Battalion with the opportunity to ride a tank and become an honorary member of Charlie Company. Summers is the Company first sergeant, Lloyd is a tank commander and Wichita, Kan., native; Johnson is a gunner and Dayton, Ohio native; and Pickett is a tank driver and Bossier City, La., native; all the Marines are with Charlie Company.
2nd Tanks welcomes honorary member
From Left: 1st Sgt Clinton Summers, Sgt. Kyle Lloyd, Lance Cpl. Jeremy Johnson, Nik Cela and Lance Cpl. Matthew Pickett pose in front of an M1A1 Abrams tanks after Cela was made an honorary member of Charlie Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, August 26, 2013. Cela, from Staten Island, N.Y., spent a day with Marines from Charlie Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. He suffers from cystic fibrosis, and has always wanted to ride on a tank. He was surprised by his mother and the Marines of 2nd Tank Battalion with the opportunity to ride a tank and become an honorary member of Charlie Company. Summers is the Company first sergeant, Lloyd is a tank commander and Wichita, Kan., native; Johnson is a gunner and Dayton, Ohio native; and Pickett is a tank driver and Bossier City, La., native; all the Marines are with Charlie Company.
Marines with 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, fire into the G-10 impact area at a simulated target aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, June 4, 2013. The battalion worked with Battery E, 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, as well as naval ships off the coast of Onslow Beach during their fire support exercise.
2nd Tank Bn. makes Camp Lejeune range history
Marines with 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, fire into the G-10 impact area at a simulated target aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, June 4, 2013. The battalion worked with Battery E, 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, as well as naval ships off the coast of Onslow Beach during their fire support exercise.
U.S. Marines with 2D Tank Battalion attempt to operate a tank in open water during the V18 Amphibious Op aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 19th, 2013. The V18 Amphibious Operation was conducted to train Marines on amphibious warfare, amphibious assault vehicles, LCACs, and naval vessels, specifically the USS Bataan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexander Hill/Released)
2nd Tanks participate in V18 Amphibious Operation aboard base
U.S. Marines with 2D Tank Battalion attempt to operate a tank in open water during the V18 Amphibious Op aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 19th, 2013. The V18 Amphibious Operation was conducted to train Marines on amphibious warfare, amphibious assault vehicles, LCACs, and naval vessels, specifically the USS Bataan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexander Hill/Released)
Five Marines with Bravo Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, stand at the position of attention, March 6, 2013, in their battalion's maintenance bay awaiting Brig. Gen. James Lukeman, the commanding general, 2nd Marine Division, to award them each with the Purple Heart Medal for wounds sustained while deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Marines from left to right:  1st Lt. Jim Nash; 1st Lt. Andrew Yeary; Cpl. Kenneth Conner; Lance Cpl. Joel Decastro; Lance Cpl. Ian Henderson.
Marines with 2nd Tanks receive Purple Heart Awards
Five Marines with Bravo Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, stand at the position of attention, March 6, 2013, in their battalion's maintenance bay awaiting Brig. Gen. James Lukeman, the commanding general, 2nd Marine Division, to award them each with the Purple Heart Medal for wounds sustained while deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Marines from left to right: 1st Lt. Jim Nash; 1st Lt. Andrew Yeary; Cpl. Kenneth Conner; Lance Cpl. Joel Decastro; Lance Cpl. Ian Henderson.
Marines with Bravo Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, pay their respects to Cpl. Daniel Linnabary II, a brother-in-arms who was killed in action during dismounted combat operations in Now Zad district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 6, 2012. "Watching him grow as a Marine, a father and husband, it is one of the proudest feelings that I have," said Louisville, Ky. native, Staff Sgt. Jon Kramer.  "He meant a lot to me.  He may not have been blood, but he was my son, please keep Daniel in your hearts and minds and carry on his legacy.  In his famous last words, "Everything that is going on, get back on the tank, drive on."
2nd Tanks Remembers Fallen Marine
Marines with Bravo Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, pay their respects to Cpl. Daniel Linnabary II, a brother-in-arms who was killed in action during dismounted combat operations in Now Zad district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 6, 2012. "Watching him grow as a Marine, a father and husband, it is one of the proudest feelings that I have," said Louisville, Ky. native, Staff Sgt. Jon Kramer. "He meant a lot to me. He may not have been blood, but he was my son, please keep Daniel in your hearts and minds and carry on his legacy. In his famous last words, "Everything that is going on, get back on the tank, drive on."
Sgt. Justin L. Waitman, a tank commander with Delta Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, Regimental Landing Team 2, directs an M1A1 Abrams Tank driven by Lance Cpl. Devon R. Shumaker, a tank crewman, in preparation to load on to a landing craft, air cushion before departing to the landing dock platform USS San Antonio during Exercise Bold Alligator 2012 on Feb. 1. This exercise, the largest naval amphibious exercise in the past 10 years, represents the Navy and Marine Corps’ revitalization of the full range of amphibious operations. Bold Alligator is scheduled to run through Feb. 12 afloat and ashore in and around Virginia and North Carolina.
2nd Tanks amphibious ride to USS San Antonio
Sgt. Justin L. Waitman, a tank commander with Delta Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, Regimental Landing Team 2, directs an M1A1 Abrams Tank driven by Lance Cpl. Devon R. Shumaker, a tank crewman, in preparation to load on to a landing craft, air cushion before departing to the landing dock platform USS San Antonio during Exercise Bold Alligator 2012 on Feb. 1. This exercise, the largest naval amphibious exercise in the past 10 years, represents the Navy and Marine Corps’ revitalization of the full range of amphibious operations. Bold Alligator is scheduled to run through Feb. 12 afloat and ashore in and around Virginia and North Carolina.
Sgt. Justin Waitman, a tank commander with Delta Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, Regimental Landing Team 2, guides a tank onto a landing craft, air cushion Feb. 1 at Onslow Beach aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. The battalion is participating in Exercise Bold Alligator 2012, which represents the Navy and Marine Corps’ revitalization of the full range of amphibious operations.
2nd Tanks amphibious ride to USS San Antonio
Sgt. Justin Waitman, a tank commander with Delta Company, 2nd Tank Battalion, Regimental Landing Team 2, guides a tank onto a landing craft, air cushion Feb. 1 at Onslow Beach aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. The battalion is participating in Exercise Bold Alligator 2012, which represents the Navy and Marine Corps’ revitalization of the full range of amphibious operations.
Marines serving with 2nd Tank Battalion use their own ingenuity to try and beat the heat under shade provided by a couple of M1A1 Abrams battle tanks at the Combat Center July 10, 2012, during Exercise Javelin Thrust 2012. Javelin Thrust is the largest annual Marine Corps Reserve and active duty training exercise, comprised of reserve Marines from 38 states, 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 9th Communication Battalion, and the newly activated 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force.
2nd Tanks brings heat during Exercise Javelin Thrust
Marines serving with 2nd Tank Battalion use their own ingenuity to try and beat the heat under shade provided by a couple of M1A1 Abrams battle tanks at the Combat Center July 10, 2012, during Exercise Javelin Thrust 2012. Javelin Thrust is the largest annual Marine Corps Reserve and active duty training exercise, comprised of reserve Marines from 38 states, 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 9th Communication Battalion, and the newly activated 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, I Marine Expeditionary Force.
Mission

The mission of 2d Tank Battalion is to close with and destroy the enemy using armor-protected firepower, shock effect, and maneuver, and to provide precision direct fires against enemy armor, fighting vehicles, troops, and hardened positions.

 

Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Robert J. Bodisch
Commanding Officer, 2nd Tank Battalion
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Sergeant Major Thomas M Burkhardt
Sergeant Major, 2nd Tank Battalion
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Contact Us

Mailing Address:
2d Tank Battalion
PSC Box 20091
Camp Lejeune, NC 28542


Duty POCs: 
OOD: (910) 451-1851
HP 415: (910) 451-3825
HP 405: (910) 451-3176  

S-1: (910) 451-5188
S-2: (910) 451-3810
S-3: (910) 451-3725
S-4: (910) 451-6912
S-6: (910) 451-4651

BAS: (910) 450-7403

Family Readiness Officer (FRO):
Office: (910) 451-6343
Cell: (910) 372-2741



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