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The current mission of the 2d Reconnaissance Battalion is to conduct ground and amphibious reconnaissance and surveillance along with other operations as directed in support of the 2d Marine Division. Another mission is to directly provide reconnaissance forces to meet II MEF reconnaissance requirements.

LtCol Damon A. Doykos
Commanding Officer, 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion

Hailing from Sacramento California, LtCol Doykos was appointed a midshipman in the United States

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SgtMaj Brent Sheets
Sergeant Major, 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion

Sergeant Major Brent R. Sheets is a native of North Carolina. He enlisted in February 2002 and

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Realizing it is my choice and my choice alone to be a Reconnaissance Marine, I accept all challenges involved with this profession. Forever shall I strive to maintain the tremendous reputation of those who went before me. 
Exceeding beyond the limitations set down by others shall be my goal. Sacrificing personal comforts and dedicating myself to the completion of the reconnaissance mission shall be my life. Physical fitness, mental attitude, and high ethics --The title of Recon Marine is my honor. 
Conquering all obstacles, both large and small, I shall never quit. To quit, to surrender, to give up is to fail. To be a Recon Marine is to surpass failure; To overcome, to adapt and to do whatever it takes to complete the mission. 
On the battlefield, as in all areas of life, I shall stand tall above the competition. Through professional pride, integrity, and teamwork, I shall be the example for all Marines to emulate. 
Never shall I forget the principles I accepted to become a Recon Marine. Honor, Perseverance, Spirit and Heart. 
A Recon Marine can speak without saying a word and achieve what others can only imagine.

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