2d Marine Division is a multi-role, expeditionary ground combat force. The division is employed as the ground combat element of II Marine Expeditionary Force or may provide task-organized forces for assault operations and such operations as may be directed. The 2d Marine Division must be able to provide the ground amphibious forcible entry capability to the naval expeditionary force and conduct subsequent land operations in any operational environment.
Orders not heard aren't followed. Calls for fire incapable of being transmitted are never filled. Marines who can’t communicate effectively lose lives in combat.
Sgt. Donald D. Stoddard’s parents bought a grave for their son after his body went missing during World War II. Seventy-seven years later, an audience of hundreds, none of who ever knew him, witnessed his burial.
Every year, the Marine Corps Motor Transport Awards Program recognizes Marines and units within the occupational field with various achievement awards. Awardees are evaluated on their mission accomplishment, problem solving, leadership, and impact of actions. This year, 1st Lt. Robert Shake, a motor transport officer with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment (1/6), 2d Marine Division, was selected as the Motor Transport Officer of the Year.
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.
Major General Frank Donovan recently completed a two-year assignment as the Assistant Commanding
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