1st Medical Battalion

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1st Medical Battalion
1st Medical Battalion (FtO).svg
1st Medical Battalion emblem
Active September 6, 1940 - present
Country United States
Branch USN & USMC
Type Medical
Part of Combat Logistics Regiment 15
1st Marine Logistics Group
Garrison/HQ Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Nickname "Cheaters of Death"
Engagements World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War
Operation Desert Storm
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
* 2003 invasion of Iraq
Commanders
Current
commander
Captain J. A. LeTexier, MSC, USN

1st Medical Battalion is a unit of the United States Marine Corps operated by the United States Navy that provides medical support to Marine Corps forces forward deployed to operations or humanitarian missions. The unit is based out of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and falls under the command of Combat Logistics Regiment 15 and the 1st Marine Logistics Group.

Mission[edit]

Provides health service support to the operating units of the First Marine Expeditionary Force to save every life

Subordinate units[edit]

  • Headquarters and Services Company
  • Alpha Surgical Company
  • Bravo Surgical Company
  • Charlie Surgical Company

Each Surgical Company is composed of 1 Embark Section 1 Forward Resuscitative Surgical System (FRSS) and 2 Shock Trauma Platoons.

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