The mission of the 2d Marine Division (2dMarDiv) is to generate, train, and certify forces in order to conduct expeditionary operations in support of II Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF) campaign objectives and crisis response tasking. On order, 2dMarDiv will plan and execute Division-level ground combat element operations as part of a Marine Air-Ground Task Force or Naval Expeditionary Force.
Since 1778, the U.S. Marine Corps has been cultivating a unique partnership with the French Armed Forces. To further strengthen the relationship, Maj. Gen. Francis Donovan, 2d Marine Division’s (2d MARDIV) commanding general, recently traveled to France to visit with the command staff of the 6th Light Armoured Brigade (6th LAB) and commemorate the Battle of Camerone.
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.
Major General Frank Donovan currently serves as the Commanding General, 2d Marine Division. He
Colonel Robert Hallett currently serves as the Assistant Division Commander, 2d Marine Division. He
Sergeant Major Todd M. Colwell is a native of Connecticut. He enlisted in September 1997 and
Command Master Chief Scottie L. Cox, a native of Salem, Oregon, enlisted in the Navy in September