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What is a Marine Infantry Battalion?
For the US Army, during the Vietnam War, a battalion was about 600 men. The US Marine Corps will be similar in organization (during the Vietnam era).
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Infantry means foot soldiers, as distinct from tankers, artillerymen, engineers, and other specialists. The foot soldiers are the ones who actually have to looking for the ene…my with a gun in their hands and do the army's business of defeating the enemy. A battalion is an organizational unit, usually with about 800 or so men. There are battalions of many types, to perform many functions, including infantry battalions. A rifleman is the basic infantryman, armed the army's standard weapon. He is a member of a squad. His squad is one of several in a platoon. His platoon with three or four others are a company. Three or four companies make a battalion. Three battalions make a regiment, and three regiments make a division. Two or more divisions make a corps, and two or more corps make a field army.
No. This is for the US Marine Corps. Punishments at a Battalion Level NJP are limited to the below, but they can be used against you by your command in the Administrative Se…paration process afterwords or later on if you continue to get in trouble to show a pattern of misconduct. BN Level NJP Punishments: Forfeiture of 1/2 pay for up to 2 months. EPD and Restriction for up to 45 days or 60 days Restriction. Loss of one rank (Sergeant/E-5 below). There is also an Correctional Custody Unit option for LCpl and below, but this option is not available at Camp Pendleton as Commanding Officers did not use it enough the last few years to keep the unit active. Might still be open at other bases. A piece of advice for anyone facing any type of NJP, never waive your Article 31 rights. Do not make a statement or talk to ANYONE in your chain of command with out talking to a lawyer first. They must provide you the time and opportunity to talk to a lawyer, even if it is 5 days later after they charge you. They are doing their job by NJP'ing you for your perceived crime, not helping you out. Say nothing, do not be intimidated by a SNCO, SgtMaj, etc, just talk to a lawyer, then do your thing. It can help you, hurt their case, and can do you no harm. It's your right given by the UCMJ they are NJP'ing you with.
Typically there are three Battalions in a Regiment. A Marine Corps Grunt Battalion has on average around 750 Marines (may vary if the U.S. is in a time of war or not). So a Re…giment would average around 2300 Marines.
What constellation is represented by the stars on the insignia of the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion?
The stars were placed on the Division's WWII patch and reprepresent the Constellation known as the Southern Cross or Crux Australis.
Answer The 9th Armored Infantry Battalion was part of the 6th Armored Division. It received credit for the following campaigns: Normandy Central Europe Ardenne…s-Alsace Northern France Rhineland If you search for the history of the 6th Armored Division, then you will find details on the 9th Armored Infantry Battalion.
The Regiment began deployment to Vietnam on 16 August 1965 and the 2nd Battalion arrived in Country on 27 May 1966. The Regiment was back in California by May of 1971.
I was in the Marine Corps infantry for four years. I was always told that it takes 12 Marines to support 1 grunt (infantryman). If that is true then about 7.7% of the Marine C…orps is infantry. That does sounds about right. At Camp Pendleton, the grunt units were at Horno (1st Marines), San Mateo (5th Marines) and some at Las Flores (LAR - Light Armored Reconnaissance)- not very big areas on the base. But the POG (personnel other-than grunt) units were all over Mainside, Del Mar, Las Pulgas, Margarita, etc. Huge areas of the base with a lot of Marines. Think about all the other units there are; artillery, tanks, helos, air wing, mechanics, motor-t, comm, admin, supply, intel, refuelers, cooks, MPs, armorers, ammo techs, etc. There is a lot of behind the scenes work that goes into making sure that grunt on the ground can get his job done. But don't for a second think that every Marine is a rifleman. That pisses me off. There is a lot that you have to know to be a grunt - weapons systems, comm equipment, patrolling, raids, IA drills (immediate action), MOUT, call for fire, enemy weapons and equipment, etc. POGs might have a brief exposure to these things in boot camp and MTC but they're not professionals at them like grunts are. Calling every Marine a rifleman is the same as calling someone who has a first-aid certification a paramedic.
there are 300 to 1000 marines in a battalion
Basically... the Army, as in the normal military. Mostly troops that are land-based in their operations, just plain (mostly) frontline fighters, like in Roman times, they'd be… the main group of foot soldiers.
1st Battalion makes men, 2nd Battalion makes Marines, and 3rd Battalion makes machines. Our old saying back in boot camp. Honestly though I would say drill. 1st has always had… the best drill in my opinion and experience.
Where can you get information on the 35th 'Santa Fe' Division first Battalion 320th Infantry Co in World War 2?
%REPLIES% Answer I have complete histories of both the 320th Infantry Regiment as well as the 35th Infantry Division. Please contact me with any questions that… you may have. Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Connections.com Answer I'm sorry for the delay but I appreciate any information on Company A of the 35th Division, 1st Battalion, 320th Infantry. I have the booklets that were given to my grandfather right after WWII, about the histories of the 35th Division and one on the history of the 320th Infantry. What I am looking for is something with names in it. I would love to find like a list of survivors with my grandfathers name in it. Or any kind of war documentation that has his name, Pfc. Jessie Lee McKay, in it. He was drafted out of Fayette, Alabama and made a great life for himself after going thru the horror that WWII had to give. But where are his and all the other survivors stories? Where is it written what the survivors contributions were? Where are the survivors names written to be remembered?
A battalion is a unit of military organization. It has no fixed universal definition as to the size or composition of it. However, it falls in the organizational hierarchy… between a company and a regiment/brigade. That is, it is larger than a company (and, is usually composed of at least two companies, plus other elements), but smaller than a regiment or brigade (which may consist of several battalions). In general, the company or equivalent unit is the smallest "managed" combat element of an army - that is, the company is the smallest organization which has a dedicated command section that does not immediately engage in combat. (Platoons and smaller units have command sections, but command is in many ways secondary to these units' combat requirements). In a company, the command section may incidentally engage in combat (as they are in close proximity to the front), but their main function is command and control. In most militaries, companies are commanded by a captain or equivalent rank. Battalions are made up of several companies, and generally are the first unit to have significant heterogeneous makeup (that is, they have several different units which have significantly different equipment and missions). For example, a typical infantry battalion will have several infantry companies (made up of soldiers equipped with light firearms), but it will likely also have several subunits for logistical supply (such as a truck section) and perhaps heavy fire support (a section of mortars or light artillery). Battalions are the first place where the concept of "combined arms" starts to show up. Battalions tend to be commanded by a major, or more rarely, a lieutenant colonel.
I would say no. The term light infantry implies mobility overland. Marine units of some countries may be designated as light infantry, but most marines today are primarily for… the establishment of a beachhead. They move a short distance from ship to shore, not strictly infantry, and they are rather heavy.
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