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.
Since 1778, the U.S. Marine Corps has kept a long-standing relationship with the French Armed Forces. Maj. Gen. Francis Donovan, 2d Marine Division (2d MARDIV) commanding general, and Sgt. Maj. Daniel Krause, 2d MARDIV sergeant major, traveled to France to visit with the command staff of the 6th Light Armoured Brigade (6th LAB).
After months of preparation and planning, 2d Marine Division (2d MARDIV) conducted the first iteration of night live-fire training on range G-36 on May 23, 2021.
On May 18, 2021 U.S. Marines with 2d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (2d LAR), 2d Marine Division (2d MARDIV), loaded onto light armored vehicles (LAV-25) and convoyed six hours to Fort Pickett, Va.
As Nurses Week comes to close, some of the military nurses, with diverse backgrounds, supporting the Community Vaccination Center in Memphis reflect on their profession and share a common goal-helping people in need.
U.S. Marines and Sailors with 10th Marine Regiment (10th Marines), 2d Marine Division (2d MARDIV) participated in Exercise Rolling Thunder 21.2 from April 19-29, 2021 at Fort Bragg, N.C. and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. Rolling Thunder is a live-fire exercise that takes place in a dynamic scenario where Marines employed distributed fires through Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO).
As decades-long partners, the United States and the Netherlands have maintained relations through thick and thin, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Both countries have been quick to adapt their military training procedures to uphold COVID-19 guidelines, while maintaining a high level of mission readiness and combat effectiveness. In March 2021, 2d Reconnaissance (Recon) Battalion, 2d Marine Division, hosted the 32nd Raiding Squadron (RSQN) for Exercise Caribbean Urban Warrior.
Major General Frank Donovan recently completed a two-year assignment as the Assistant Commanding
Brigadier General Calvert L. Worth hails from St. Louis, Mo. and is a 1989 graduate of the
Sergeant Major Daniel L. Krause enlisted in the Marine Corps in May 1993 and began Recruit Training
Command Master Chief Scottie L. Cox, a native of Salem, Oregon, enlisted in the Navy in September