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Combat Assault Battalion

3d Marine Division

Okinawa, Japan
3/3 Marines and USS Green Bay conduct amphibious operations during Blue Chromite 2017
161030-N-JH293-395 WATERS OUTSIDE OF OKINAWA, Japan (Oct. 30, 2016) An amphibious assault vehicle (AAV), assigned to 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, embarks the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) during Blue Chromite 2017. Blue Chromite is a U.S.-only exercise, which strengthens the Navy-Marine Corps expeditionary, amphibious rapid-response capabilities based in Okinawa, Japan and the greater Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Williamson/Released)
Marines participate in JGSDF 15th Brigade, Camp Naha anniversary celebration
A family poses with Marines and a Japan Ground Self Defense Force service member next to a Humvee Nov. 20, 2016 during the JGSDF Festival on Camp Naha, Okinawa, Japan. The festival celebrated the 6th anniversary of the 15th brigade and the 44th anniversary of Camp Naha. Marines with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force brought the Humvee, a Light Armored Vehicle and an Assault Amphibious Vehicle for display. Attendees of the festival were able to take photos with the Marines and their vehicles. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jessica Collins)
Marines participate in JGSDF 15th Brigade, Camp Naha anniversary celebration
An Okinawa resident sits in a Humvee Nov. 20, 2016 during the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Festival on Camp Naha, Okinawa, Japan. The festival celebrated the 6th anniversary of the 15th Brigade and the 44th anniversary of Camp Naha. The Humvee was one of three vehicles Marines with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force brought for display. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jessica Collins)
U.S. Service Members Assist Philippine Family
U.S. Marines, Soldiers and a Sailor assist a local Philippine family during Balikatan 16 at Crow Valley, Philippines, April 4, 2016. While U.S. service members were conducting bilateral training, they stopped help a Philippine family get their vehicle out of the mud. Balikatan provides opportunities for U.S. and Philippine forces to learn from each other and train for potential real world crises, better preparing them to support the local population throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
U.S. and Philippine Marines Strengthen Amphibious Roots
Philippine Marines board a U.S. Marine Corps Amphibious Assault Vehicle with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force during Balikatan 16 at Crow Valley, Philippines, April 4, 2016. This training familiarized the Philippine Marines with the capabilities of the AAV employed by the U.S. Marines. Through our enduring partnership, the U.S. and Philippines are postured to rapidly deploy in response to real world crises across the military spectrum from natural disasters to conflict throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
U.S. and Philippine Marines Strengthen Amphibious Roots
Philippine Marines ride in the back of a U.S. Marine Corps Amphibious Assault Vehicle with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force during Balikatan 16 at Crow Valley, Philippines, April 4, 2016. This training familiarized the Philippine Marines with the capabilities of the AAV employed by the U.S. Marines. This year marks the 32nd iteration of Balikatan where U.S. service members continue to work “shoulder-to-shoulder” with members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines to increase combined readiness to crises and conflict across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
U.S. MARINES HIT MALAYSIA BEACHES FOR EXERCISE CARAT
U.S. Marines assigned to Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment conduct an amphibious transition from ship to shore at Tanduo Beach, Malaysia, May 30, 2016. The Marines are embarked aboard the USS Ashland (LSD 48) in support of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training. CARAT is a series of annual, bilateral maritime exercises between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations to include Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Timor-Leste.The Ashland is assigned to U.S. 7th Fleet.
Spouses and family learn what it takes to be a U.S. Marine
Marines and their loved ones experienced an Amphibious Assault Vehicle “splash” during a Jane Wayne event on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, March 18, 2016. These events provide a good bonding opportunity while giving Marine’s family members a closer look at their day-to-day lives. The AAVs are with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Spouses and family learn what it takes to be a U.S. Marine
Marines and their family members put on flak jackets and Kevlar helmets, preparing to “splash” on an Amphibious Assault Vehicle during a Jane Wayne event on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, March 18, 2016. The Jane Wayne event allows Marine family members to get a first-hand experience of what they do every day. The Marines and family are with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Spouses and family learn what it takes to be a U.S. Marine
Maj. Kenneth A. McKean takes a photo of his wife and her target during a Jane Wayne event on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, March 18, 2016. Jane Wayne events are designed to bring families closer together and give family members the opportunity to see what their loved ones do on a daily basis. McKean, from North Ridgeville, Ohio, works in the operations section with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Combat Assault Battalion Leaders

Sergeant Major Michael W. C. Cato Sr.
Sergeant Major
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Lieutenant Colonel Jacob Q. Robinson
Commanding Officer
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    Unit Address:

    Combat Assault Battalion
    3d Marine Division
    UNIT 36261
    FPO AP 96389-6280
     

    Command Duty Officer:

    DSN: (315) 625-2449
    Comm: 080-2701-1647
Section Contact Information
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Billet Phone Number
S-1 Adjutant Officer
DSN: 315-625-2870
COM: 011-81-611-725-2870
S-1 Chief
DSN: 315-625-3003
COM: 011-81-611-725-3003
Legal Clerk
DSN: 315-625-2371
COM: 011-81-611-725-2371
Mail Clerk 
DSN: 315-625-2098
COM: 011-81-611-725-2098
Orders/DTS
DSN: 315-625-2671
COM: 011-81-611-725-2671
Correspondence / Awards / Promotions
DSN: 315-625-2213
COM: 011-81-611-725-2213
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S-2 Officer / Chief
DSN: 315-625-6600
COM: 011-81-611-725-6600
Victim Witness / Assistance Coordinator DSN: 315-625-6600
Unit Voting Assistance Officer DSN: 315-625-6600
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S-3 Operations/Training
DSN: 315-625-6002
COM: 011-81-611-725-6002
S-3 Chief
DSN: 315-625-2097
COM: 011-81-611-725-2097
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S-4
DSN: 315-625-2577
COM: 011-81-611-725-2577
S-4 Chief
DSN: 315-625-2857
COM: 011-81-611-725-2857
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S-6 Communications
DSN: 315-625-2579
COM: 011-81-611-725-2579
S-6 Chief
DSN: 315-625-2401
COM: 011-81-611-725-2401
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Supply
DSN: 315-625-2833
COM: 011-81-611-725-2833
Supply Chief
DSN: 315-625-2396
COM: 011-81-611-725-2396
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Family Readiness Officer DSN: 315-625-2251
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Chaplain
DSN: 315-625-2627
COM: 011-81-611-725-2627
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Sick Call
DSN: 315-625-2619
COM: 011-81-611-725-2619
Medical Chief
DSN: 315-625-2940
COM: 011-81-611-725-2940
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Career Retention Specialist
DSN: 315-625-2952
COM: 011-81-611-725-2952