3d Reconnaissance Battalion


3d Reconnaissance Battalion

3d Marine Division

Okinawa, Japan
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3d Reconnaissance Battalion Leaders




Commanding Officer 3d Reconnaissance Battalion
Lieutenant Colonel Scott Gehris


Sergeant Major 3d Reconnaissance Battalion
SgtMaj Michael R. Buckles




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The current mission of the 3d Reconnaissance Battalion is to conduct ground and amphibious reconnaissance and surveillance along with other operations as directed in support of the 3d Marine Division.
Unit Address

3D Recon BN
Unit 36180
FPO AP 96389-6180



S-1 Section
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 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.