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.
Every year, dozens of U.S. Marine infantry captains check in to their new commands, eager to lead Marines and Sailors. However, previously there was no process in place to ensure that the Marines and Sailors within those companies were being led by the best and most qualified company commanders. The 2d Marine Division (MARDIV) is aiming to change that through the Division Leader Assessment Program (DLAP).
Pfc. Glenn F. White, from Emporia, Kansas, had a thin build and stood just shy of five feet six inches. He was eighteen years old when he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in the winter of 1942, at the height of World War II.
Marines and Sailors of 2d Marine Division aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) arrived in U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations off the coast of Haiti in support of Joint Task Force-Haiti, Aug. 21, 2021.
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.
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