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3rd Marine Division
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The Fighting Third


3d Marine Division operates as a Stand-In Force in the first island chain to secure, seize, or defend key maritime terrain in order to deny and disrupt adversary actions in support of the Fleet, the Joint Force, and partnered and allied forces.


3d Reconnaissance Marines Parachute Operations to Water

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Alan Elder conducts a low-level static line parachute jump on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Sept. 20, 2023. The purpose of this...


3d Reconnaissance Marines conduct CRRC operations

U.S. Marines with 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division, and 3d Marine Littoral Combat Team, 3d Marine Littoral Regiment, 3d Marine...


Headquarters Battalion: Annual Marksmanship Grass Week

A U.S. Marine sights in with an M4 carbine during an annual rifle qualification grass week on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 19, 2023. Grass...


Fuji Viper 23.3 Multi-Weapon Systems Range

U.S. Marines fire an M240B machine gun from a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle during a multi-weapon systems range as part of Fuji Viper 23.3 at Combined...


Headquarters Battalion: Annual Marksmanship Grass Week

U.S. Marines provide aid to a simulated casualty during a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense site control training exercise on...

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3d Marine Division Leaders

Major General Christian F. Wortman
Commanding General

Major General Wortman is a native of Warren, Pennsylvania, and a 1991 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He is currently serving as the Commanding General, 3d Marine Division in Okinawa, Japan.

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Brigadier General Michael A. Brooks Jr.
Assistant Division Commander

Brigadier General Brooks currently serves as the Assistant Division Commander, 3d Marine Division in

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Sergeant Major Robert Schieler
Sergeant Major of 3d Marine Division

Sergeant Major Robert W. Schieler enlisted in the Marine Corps in April 1998 and completed recruit

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Command Master Chief Ben Hodges
Command Master Chief

Command Master Chief Ben Hodges, a native of Nebraska, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in August 1999.

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