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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.


Fuji Viper 23.1 - Aerial Insertion

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ethan Wesler, a cryptologic linguist with 1st Battalion, 2d Marines, provides security during Fuji Viper 23.1 at...


Maj. Gen. Jay Bargeron meets with Maj. Gen. Im Sungguen

U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Jay M. Bargeron, 3d Marine Division Commanding General and 3d Marine Division staff pose for a group photo with Maj. Gen...


KMEP 23.1: U.S. Marines conduct Platoon Attacks

U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 4th Marines participate in a platoon attack during Korea Marine Exercise Program (KMEP) 23.1 at Rodriguez Live Fire...


KMEP 23.1: U.S. Marines and United Nations Command Honor Guard forces conduct an Air Assault

U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 4th Marines conduct an air assault in support of a United Nations Command Honor Guard alert contingency disbursement...


U.S. Marines depart for Keen Sword 23 on CH-47J helicopter

U.S. Marines with 12th Marines, 3d Marine Division, take off in a Japan Self-Defense Force CH-47JA helicopter in support of Keen Sword 23, on...


3d LCT secures an expeditionary advanced base at Dillingham Airfield

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Spencer Blum, an infantryman with 3d Littoral Combat Team, 3d Marine Littoral Regiment, 3d Marine Division, sets security with...

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3d Marine Division Leaders

Major General Jay M. Bargeron
Commanding General

Major General Jay M. Bargeron enlisted in the Navy in 1984 and was commissioned as a second

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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 Michael D. Martinet
Sergeant Major of 3d Marine Division

Sergeant Major Martinet is a native of Pueblo, Colorado.  He enlisted in the United States Marine

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Command Master Chief Donald O. Leppert
Command Master Chief

Master Chief Leppert, a native of Binghamton, New York, grew up in Newport, North Carolina, enlisted

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