7th Engineer Support Battalion

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7th Engineer Support Battalion
7th ESB Castle.jpg
7th ESB insignia
Country United States
Allegiance United States of America
Branch United States Marine Corps
Role General engineering support
Part of 1st Marine Logistics Group
I Marine Expeditionary Force
Garrison/HQ Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Engagements Operation Desert Storm
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF-A)
Operation Moshtarak
Commanders
Current
commander
LtCol John D. Martinko

The 7th Engineer Support Battalion (7th ESB) is an engineering support unit of the United States Marine Corps and is headquartered at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. The unit falls under the command of 1st Marine Logistics Group and the I Marine Expeditionary Force.

Mission statement[edit]

Provide general engineering support of an expeditionary nature to the Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), to include mobility, counter mobility and survivability enhancements, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), and general supply support to include the handling, storage and distribution of bulk water and fuel.

Current units[edit]

  • Headquarters and Service Company
  • Company A
  • Company B
  • 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company
  • Engineering Support Company
  • Bulk Fuel Company
  • Bridge Company

History[edit]

7th ESB provided engineering support to the 6th Marine Regiment throughout the initial breach of the Taliban stronghold of Marjah in the Helmand province Afghanistan during Operation Moshtarak in early 2010.

Awards[edit]

* NavyPres.gif  Presidential Unit Citation Streamer with two Bronze Stars (MARADMIN 615/12)

* Joint Meritorious Unit Award-3d.svg  Joint Meritorious Unit Citation Streamer (MCBUL 1650)

* Navy Unit Commendation ribbon.svg  Navy Unit CommendationStreamer with two Bronze Stars (MARADMIN 056/12)

* Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon.svg  Meritorious Unit Commendation Streamer with one Bronze Star

* National Defense Service Medal ribbon.svg  National Defense Service Medal Streamerwith three Bronze Stars

* AFEMRib.svg  Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Streamer

* Vietnam Service Ribbon.svg  Vietnam Service Medal Streamer with two Silver and three Bronze Stars

* Southwest Asia Service ribbon.svg  Southwest Asia Service Medal Streamer with two Bronze Stars

* Iraq Campaign ribbon.svg  Iraqi Campaign Medal Streamer

* Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary ribbon.svg  Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Streamer

* Global War on Terrorism Service ribbon.svg  Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Streamer

* Vietnam gallantry cross unit award-3d.svg  Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Streamer

* VNCivilActionsRibbon-2.svg  Vietnam Civil Actions Medal Streamer

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Marine Corps.
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