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  • For Don: 1st Marine Div OOB for Iraqi Freedom

    Don; here is partial OB for the 1st Mar. Div - hope it;s useful.

    CO: Maj. Gen. James N. Mattis
    Assistant CO: Brig. Gen. John Kelly

    1st Marine Division made up of Regimental Comabt Teams (RCTs) 1, 5 and 7, with attached support from 11th Marine Artillery Rgt, and supported by Col. J. Pomfrets CSSG-11 (Combat Service support Group - I think...)


    RCT-1

    CO: Col. Joe Dowdy, later Col. John Toolan (formerly Div. G3)

    Comprised of

    3rd Battalion, 1st Marines (3/1 Marines) CO: Lt Col. Lew Craparotta
    1/4 Marines, CO: Lt. Col. John Mayer
    2/23 Marines (reservists) CO: Lt Col. Geffrey Cooper

    reinforced by

    2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LAR), CO: Lt Col. Eddie Ray
    1st Btn, 11th Marines (Artillery), CO: Lt Col Jim Seaton
    Alpha Coy, 1st Tank Battalion
    Charlie Coy, 2nd Engineer Battalion
    AAVs from the 2nd and 4th Assault Amphibian Btns


    RCT-5

    CO: Col. Joe Dufford

    Comprised of

    1/5 Marines, CO: Lt Col. Joe Padilla
    2/5 Marines, CO: Lt Col. Pete Donohue
    3/5 Marines, CO: Lt Col. Sam Mundy

    reinforced by

    1st LAR, CO: Lt Col. Duffy White
    2nd Tank Btn, CO: Lt. Col. Mike Oehle
    2nd Btn, 11th Marines (Arty), CO: Lt. Col Paul O'Leary
    Bravo Coy, 1st Engineer Btn
    Bravo Coy, 4th Engineer Btn
    AAVs from 2nd and 3rd AA Btns


    RCT-7

    CO: Col. Steve Hummer

    Comprised of

    1/7 Marines, CO: Lt Col. Chris Conlin
    3/7 Marines, CO: Lt Col. Mike Belcher
    3/4 Marines, CO: Lt Col. Brian McCoy

    reinforced by

    3rd LAR, CO: Lt. Col Stacy Clardy
    1st Tank Btn, CO: Lt Col. Jim Chartier
    3rd Btn, 11th Marines (Arty), CO: Lt. Col Kirk Hymes
    Charlie Coy, 1st Engineer Btn
    AAVs from 2nd and 3rd AA Btns.


    hope that's useful, will try and dig up some info on Task Force Tarawa later on
    Now listening too;
    - Russell Robertson, ruining whatever credibility my football team once had.

  • #2
    Task Force Tarawa OOB

    Task Force Tarawa's complete order of battle is in my book, "Marines in the Garden of Eden."

    Richard S. Lowry

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    • #3
      TF Tarawa (2MEB)

      Task Force Tarawa was commanded by Brigadier General Richard Natonski and was composed of:

      2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade
      -2nd Marine Regiment
      --1st Battalion, 2nd Marines (1/2)
      --2nd Battalion, 8th Marines (2/8)
      --2nd Battalion, 6th Marines (2/6)
      --3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines (3/2)
      --1st Battalion, 10th Marines (1/10)
      --Company C, 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
      --Company A, 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion
      --Company A, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion (Attached to 1/2)
      --Company A, 8th Tank Battalion (Attached to 1/2)
      --Company A, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion
      -Marine Aircraft Group 29
      --2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion
      -Combat Service Support Battalion 22


      LtGen Natonski
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      • #4
        1 MARDIV (Jan 2003)

        The organization of 1MARDIV was a little more robust than posted above. This is what CENTCOM has for their organization.

        1st Marine Division (-) (Reinforced)
        - Headquarters Bn/1st MARDIV
        - 1st Marine Regiment (-) (Reinforced), (Regimental Combat Team 1)
        --HQ Co, 1st Marine Regiment
        --3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment
        --1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment
        --2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment
        --2nd Light Armored Recon Battalion (-)
        - 5th Marine Regiment (-) (Reinforced), (Regimental Combat Team 5)
        --HQ Co, 5th Marine Regiment
        --1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment
        --2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment
        --3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment
        --2nd Tank Battalion (-) (Reinforced)
        --1st Light Armored Recon Battalion (-)
        --C Co, 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th MARDIV
        - 7th Marine Regiment (-) (Reinforced), (Regimental Combat Team 7)
        --HQ Co, 7th Marine Regiment
        --1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment
        --3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment
        --3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment
        --1st Tank Battalion (-) (Reinforced)
        --3rd Light Armored Recon Battalion (-)
        - 11th Marine Regiment (-) (Reinforced)*
        --HHB (-)/11th Marines
        --Det/HHB 10th Marine Regiment (Radar/Maintenance)
        --1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment (155T) (+) (DS, RCT1)
        ---I/3-10th Marines (155T)
        --2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment (155T) (DS, RCT5)
        --3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment (155T) (DS, RCT7)
        --5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment (155T) (+) (GS)
        ---R/5-10th Marines (155T)
        --3-27th Field Artillery (MLRS) (USA) (GSR?)
        - 1st Field Artillery Detachment (2 x Q37), 18th Field Artillery Brigade (USA)
        - 1st Recon Battalion (-) (Reinforced)
        - 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion (-) (Reinforced)
        - 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion (Reinforced)
        - 1st Combat Engineer Battalion (-) (Reinforced)
        - 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion (-) (Reinforced)
        - 2 x Platoons/323rd Chemical Co (-) (Smoke/Decon) (Attached) (USA)
        - 1/101st Chemical Co (Smoke/Decon) (OPCON) (USA)

        * I guessed at the missions assigned to the artillery battalions, but am reasonably certain.
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        • #5
          Additional Marines who arrived during the fight

          Follow On Forces

          3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment
          4th Combat Engineer Battalion (-)
          4th Light Armored Recon Battalion (-)
          2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment
          Truck Co, 4th MARDIV
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          • #6
            thanks guys this is good ..
            owner of the yahoo group for WW1 ,WW2 and Modern TO&Es
            (Tables of organisation & equipment or Unit of action )

            http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/TOandEs/

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