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LtCol Geoffrey L. Hoey
Commanding Officer, 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion

Sergeant Major Joseph Mendez
Sergeant Major, 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion
The Recon Creed
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 myselfto 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 principlesI 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.
Battalion Contact Information

    Rank and Full Name
    Company, Platoon, Section
    2d Reconnaissance Battalion
    2d Marine Division
    PSC Box 20138
    Camp Lejeune, NC 28542-0138

Family Readiness Officer
(910) 440-7811

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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.