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United States Marine Corps Reconnaissance Battalions information


Marine Division Reconnaissance
Division Recon badge
Active1944 – present
CountryUnited States Marine Corps Reconnaissance Battalions United States of America
BranchUnited States Marine Corps Reconnaissance Battalions United States Marine Corps
TypeSpecial Operations Forces
RoleSupport Ground Combat Element of MAGTF in ground and amphibious reconnaissance and direct action raids.
Size2,000+ (Including 835 in Force Recon[1])[2]
Garrison/HQCamp Pendleton, California
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Camp Schwab, Okinawa
Motto(s)"Swift, Silent, Deadly"
ColorsBlack & gold
EngagementsWorld War II
Korean War
Vietnam War
Gulf War
Kosovo War
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
Insignia
Identification
symbol
Recon Jack

The United States Marine Corps Reconnaissance Battalions (or commonly called Marine Division Recon) are the special operations 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.

  1. ^ "Organization of Marine Corps Forces MCRP 5-12D" (PDF). marines.mil. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Force RECON Overview". military.com. 20 July 2021.

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