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3d Reconnaissance Battalion

3d Reconnaissance Battalion Mission

To conduct amphibious reconnaissance, ground reconnaissance, surveillance, battlespace shaping, and specialized raids in support of the Marine Division and its subordinate elements, or a designated Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF).

Force Reconnaissance Company Mission

To conduct amphibious reconnaissance, ground reconnaissance, surveillance, battlespace shaping, and specialized raids in support of the Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), other Marine Air Ground Task Forces (MAGTFs), or the Marine component of a Joint Force or Joint Task Force.

3d Reconnaissance Battalion Leaders

Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Colonel Brian T. Spillane

LtCol Spillane is a native of Rochester, New York.  He graduated from The George Washington University and was commissioned in the Marine Corps through the Platoon Leaders Course in September 2005.Following The Basic School and Infantry Officers Course, LtCol Spillane’s first assignment was with 1st...

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Sergeant Major

Sergeant Major Terrell A. Ford

Terrell Antwan Ford is a native of Detroit, Michigan. He enlisted in October 2002 and underwent recruit training with 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. He was meritoriously promoted to Private First Class for serving as the second squad...

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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.

BATTALION CONTACT INFORMATION
3D Recon BN
UNIT 36180
FPO AP 96389-6180
 
OFFICER OF THE DAY
DSN: 315-625-8008
CELL: 080-2701-1623
 
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DSN: 315-625-2689