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3d Reconnaissance Battalion

3d Marine Division

Okinawa, Japan
Recon Marines conduct helicopter rope suspension training aboard the BHR
Marines with Force Reconnaissance Platoon, Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, rappel from a Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter during helicopter rope suspension training aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) while underway in the Pacific Ocean, June 25, 2017. The FRP Marines train regularly for quick, tactical raids of targets on both land and sea. Fast roping allows Marines to enter otherwise inaccessible locations via rope from a hovering aircraft. The 31st MEU partners with the Navy’s Amphibious Squadron 11 to form the amphibious component of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group. The 31st MEU and PHIBRON 11 combine to provide a cohesive blue-green team capable of accomplishing a variety of missions across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Stormy Mendez/Released)
Recon Marine tackles Combatant Divers Course
A reconnaissance Marine participates in the United States Marine Corps Combatant Divers Course, on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, May 11, 2017. A mobile training team from Navy Diving and Salvage Training Center, Panama City, Florida, conducted the training. The USMC Combatant Divers Course is eight weeks and combines lectures, demonstrations and practical application of circuit diving, diving physics, and medical aid. The Marine is with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Isaac Ibarra)
Force Recon Marines perform high altitude-high opening jumps in Yausubetsu
A Force Reconnaissance platoon sergeant from 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, observes cloud coverage before conducting high altitude-high opening jumps over Yausubetsu, Japan, for the first time, Aug. 20, 2017 during Northern Viper 17. Northern Viper is a combined-joint exercise held to enhance regional cooperation between participating nations to collectively deter security threats. These Marines are with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Savannah Mesimer)
Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance Company: The Clandestine Long Range Insertion Specialist
Marines with the Force Reconnaissance Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force stationed at Camp Schwab in Okinawa, Japan regroup after the jump and conduct debriefs at IDIS-Corps facility in Parker, Ariz., from July 12 to Aug 1, 2017. The Marines conducted high altitude high opening (HAHO) sustainment training, while implementing the Joint Precision Air Drop System (JPADS).
Joint Jumpmaster Freefall Course
U.S. Special Operations Forces personnel take part in a military freefall jumpmaster course on Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, April 19, 2017. This marked the first time in history that the course was delivered outside of the continental United States. Hosted by the U.S. Marines Corps 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion and administered by a Mobile Training Team, the course qualified 27 Marines, Soldiers and Airmen as military freefall jumpmasters in Okinawa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jordan A. Talley/Released)
Jump Week
Marines with the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, perform a static line parachute jump on Jan. 11, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 36th Airlift Squadron provided airlift supports to U.S. Marine Corp’s weeklong jump training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)
JGSDF Observe 3rd Recon Bn. conduct raid missions
Marines with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion test a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft March 1, at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan. The JGSDF members observed Marines from 3rd Recon Bn, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, practice scout swimmer techniques and conduct raid missions.
JGSDF Observe 3rd Recon Bn. conduct raid missions
A service member with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force finishes practicing scout swimming techniques March 1, at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan. The JGSDF members observed Marines from 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, practice scout swimmer techniques and conduct raid missions. The JGSDF members are with 43rd Infantry Regiment.
Swift, Silent, Deadly: US, Philippine Marines rehearse clandestine landings
Cpl. Wills Brooks, front, and Lance Cpl. Maksimilian Pavloskiy execute scout swimmer techniques during clandestine landing training at Ternate, Philippines, Oct. 1, 2015. The Marines rehearsed clandestine landings and withdrawals with their Filipino counterparts, which increased their mission readiness during maritime raid operations. This training was in part of Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015, which is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by U.S. Marine and Navy Forces with the Armed Forces of the Philippines in order to strengthen our interoperability and working relationships across the range of military operations — from disaster relief, to complex expeditionary operations. Brooks from Nashville, Tenn., is a reconnaissance man with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Pavloskiy from Pittsburgh, Penn., is a reconnaissance man with 3rd Recon Bn, 3rd MarDiv, III MEF.
Swift, Silent, Deadly: US, Philippine Marines rehearse clandestine landings
Cpl. Wills Brooks, front, and Lance Cpl. Maksimilian Pavloskiy execute scout swimmer techniques during clandestine landing training at Ternate, Philippines, Oct. 1, 2015. The Marines rehearsed clandestine landings and withdrawals with their Filipino counterparts, which increased their mission readiness during maritime raid operations. This training was in part of Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015, which is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by U.S. Marine and Navy Forces with the Armed Forces of the Philippines in order to strengthen our interoperability and working relationships across the range of military operations — from disaster relief, to complex expeditionary operations. Brooks from Nashville, Tenn. is a reconnaissance man with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Pavloskiy from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a reconnaissance man with 3rd Recon Bn, 3rd MarDiv, III MEF.
3d Reconnaissance Battalion Leaders

Sergeant Major Marcos A. Cordero
Sergeant Major
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Lieutenant Colonel Sean W. Barnes
Commanding Officer
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THE RECON CREED
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.

MISSION
The current mission of the 3d Reconnaissance Battalion is to conduct ground and amphibious reconnaissance and surveillance along with other operations as directed in support of the 3d Marine Division.
BATTALION CONTACT INFORMATION
Unit Address

3D Recon BN
Unit 36180
FPO AP 96389-6180

COMMAND DUTY OFFICER
090-6861-7120

FRO
315-625-8762

S-1 Section
315-625-2689