United States Marine Corps Reconnaissance Battalions information
Reconnaissance assets of Marine Air-Ground Task Force
This article is about the reconnaissance element at the division level. For reconnaissance element at the task force level, see United States Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance.
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Marine Division Reconnaissance
Division Recon badge
1944 – present
United States of America
United States Marine Corps
Special Operation Capable
Support Ground Combat Element of MAGTF in ground and amphibious reconnaissance and direct action raids.
2,000+ (Including 835 in Force Recon)
Camp Pendleton, California Camp Lejeune, North Carolina Camp Schwab, Okinawa
"Swift, Silent, Deadly"
Black & gold
World War II Korean War Vietnam War Gulf War Kosovo War Operation Iraqi Freedom Operation Enduring Freedom
The United States Marine Corps Reconnaissance Battalions (or commonly called Marine Division Recon) are the Special Operations Capable reconnaissance assets of Marine Air-Ground Task Force that provide division-level ground and amphibious reconnaissance to the Ground Combat Element within the United States Marine Corps. Division reconnaissance teams are employed to observe and report on enemy activity and other information of military significance in close operations. The Military Occupational Specialty code for Reconnaissance Marine is 0321.
^"Organization of Marine Corps Forces MCRP 5-12D" (PDF). marines.mil. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
^"Force RECON Overview". military.com. 20 July 2021.
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