2nd Marine Division

 

2nd Marine Division

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Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Marines with 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, conduct tank M1A1 Abrams main battle tank live-fire training aboard Camp Lejeune and other areas of operations Feb 8, 2019. 2d Tank Bn conducted tank operations in order to improve readiness and proficiency. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Alexander Sturdivant)
U.S. Marines with 2nd Marine Division, attend the meritorious promotion of Gunnery Sgt. Chad R. Nakata, motor vehicle operations chief, center, with Truck Company, Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 2, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Angel Travis)
U.S. Marines and Sailors with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division conduct a deployment for training at Fort Irwin, California, March 7 - 25, 2019. The Marines of 2d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion participated in National Training Center 19-05 as the opposing force against the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. The exercise provided Marines and Sailors an opportunity to sustain training in primary conventional combat operations against a peer competitor. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Melanye Martinez)
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, participate in the tug-of-war portion of Warlords Day on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 28, 2019. Marines from each company compete against each other for a day to test their strengths within the occupational field and build camaraderie while maintaining mission readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Angel Travis)
U.S. Marines with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, conduct M58 Mine Clearing Line Charge (MICLIC) operations during a field training exercise on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 26, 2019. When employed, the MICLIC clears imporvised explosive devices, improving troop mobility on the battlefield. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Nathaniel Q. Hamilton)
U.S. Marines with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion (2nd CEB), 2nd Marine Division, rush out of an objective while conducting breaches with Anti-Personnel Obstacle Breaching System (APOBS) during 2nd CEB Field Exercise 2 on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 27, 2019. APOBS allow safe maneuvers through fields with potential land mines to ensure mission readiness and combat effectiveness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Nathaniel Q. Hamilton)
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, Tenth Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, fire charges from an M777A2 Howitzer while conducting a fire exercise aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Feb. 12, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Timothy J. Lutz)
Mission
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.

 

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Major General David J. Furness
Commanding General, 2nd Marine Division
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Sergeant Major Alex M. Dobson
Sergeant Major, 2nd Marine Division
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Command Master Chief (FMF) Christopher Rebana
Command Master Chief, 2nd Marine Division
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