2d Assault Amphibian Battalion


Who we are

2D Assault Amphibian Battalion's mission is to land the surface assault element of the landing force and their equipment in a single lift from assault shipping during amphibious operations to inland objectives and to conduct mechanized operations and related combat support in subsequent operations ashore.


Officer of the Day:

Desk: 910-440-7335
Cell: 910-376-5284

Mailing Address:

2d Assault Amphibian Battalion
PSC Box 20070
Camp Lejeune, NC 28542-0070


Deployment Readiness Coordinator:

Desk: 910-440-7056
Cell: 910-546-0682


Equal Opportunity Representative:

1st Lt. Ethan M. Claybrook
Desk: 910-440-7546


Sexual Assault Prevention Coordinator / Uniformed Victim Advocate:

Master Sgt. Malina Shippen
Cell: 910-440-7933

Camp Lejeune/MCAS New River 24/7 Sexual Assault Help Line:

Phone: 910-750-5852




Lt. Col. William W. Goetz
Commanding Officer, 2d Assault Amphibian Battalion

William Goetz enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania's Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps

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Maj. Benjamin T. Held
Executive Officer, 2d Assault Amphibian Battalion

Major Benjamin Held is a native of Columbus, Indiana. He graduated from Purdue University in May

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Sgt. Maj. James W. Underwood III
Sergeant Major, 2d Assault Amphibian Battalion

Sergeant Major Underwood enlisted on 19 October 1998 and attended recruit training at MCRD, San

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