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.


Built Different

U.S. Marines across 3d Marine Division compete in the 3d Marine Division Squad Competition at the Jungle Warfare Training Center on Camp Gonsalves,...


Resolute Dragon 21

U.S. Marines with 3d Marine Division and soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) participate in Resolute Dragon 21 across Japan,...


Squad Competition

U.S. Marines with 3d Marine Division conduct the endurance course during the 3d Marine Division Squad Competition at the Jungle Warfare Training...


Resolute Dragon 21 Live Fire

A U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper with HMLA-369 executes live fire during Resolute Dragon 21 on Yausubetsu Training Area Dec. 7, 2021. RD21 is the...


Ready to Fight Now

Operating as a stand-in force, 3d Marine Division is forward deployed and prepared to fight and win alongside its allies and partners with the...

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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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Colonel Jason S.D. Perry
Assistant Division Commander

Colonel Perry was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in December 1994 upon graduating from Brigham

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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 Leppert
Command Master Chief

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

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