Combat Logistics Battalion 7
|Combat Logistics Battalion 7|
CLB 7 (Fwd) Logo
|Active||30 August 1986 – present|
|Part of||Combat Logistics Regiment 1|
1st Marine Logistics Group
|Garrison/HQ||Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms|
|Motto(s)||"Enable the March"|
|Engagements||Operation Desert Storm|
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
Combat Logistics Battalion 7 (CLB 7) is a logistics battalion of the United States Marine Corps. The unit is based out of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California and falls under the command of the 1st Marine Logistics Group (1st MLG) and I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF).
- 1 Mission
- 2 Table of organization
- 3 History
- 4 Unit awards
- 5 See also
- 6 References
Combat Logistics Battalion 7 ( - / + ), as the Logistics Combat Element (LCE) of the MAGTF provide Tactical Logistics Support (TLS) to the Regional Command in order to enable/sustain operations and facilitate retrograde.
Provide combat service support to I MEF units based at MCAGCC, to the Exercise Support Division at MCAGCC, Marine Corps exercise forces operating at MCAGCC, and 23rd Dental Company, beyond organic capabilities. CLB-7 will also provide combat service support to MCAGCC base and other units as directed by the Commanding General, 1st Marine Logistics Group.
Table of organization
Headquarters & Service Company
Comprising three functional units responsible for both the internal support of Combat Logistics Battalion 7 as well as external support to units based or training aboard MCAGCC.
- Battalion Aid Station
Transportation Services Company
Provide tactical logistics support to I MEF and MCAGCC units and exercise forces deployed to MCAGCC.
- Landing Support Platoon
- (3) Transportation Platoons
Engineer Services Company
Provide general engineering capabilities to I MEF and MCAGCC units and exercise forces deployed to MCAGCC.
- Operations Platoon
- Combat Engineer Platoon
Maintenance Services Company
Provide intermediate maintenance capabilities to I MEF and MCAGCC units and exercise forces deployed to MCAGCC. Provide secondary reparable support through the Repairable Issue Point (RIP).
- Maintenance Support Platoon
- Communications/Electronics Platoon
- Organic Maintenance Platoon
Early years 1976–1989
Activated 30 August 1976 at Twentynine Palms California, as detachment A, 1st Force Service Support Group, Fleet Marine Force.
Redesignated 27 December 1989 as Combat Service Support Detachment 12, Fleet Marine Force.
The Gulf War and the 1990s
Participated in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Southwest Asia, August 1990 – April 1991.
Redesignated 2 August 1991 as 1st Force Service Support Group, Forward, Fleet Marine Force.
Redesignated 1 August 1992 as Combat Service Support Group 1, Fleet Marine Force.
Participated in Support of the Hunter Warrior Advanced Warfighting Experiment, January–March 1997.
The Global War on Terror
Participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq, March–June 2003 providing logistic support to the 1st Marine Division on its march to Baghdad. The Battalion redeployed to Iraq from August 2004 – February 2005 in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II.
Redesignated 1 April 2005 as Combat Logistics Battalion 7 and Reassigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group.
The battalion redeployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the beginning of 2006 and provided logistics to Marine units in the Al Anbar province. CLB-7 undertook their third deployment to Iraq from February to September 2008. The battalion's Marines were stationed at Camp Fallujah, Camp Ramadi and Al Asad Airbase where they provided support to the infantry battalions, conducted logistics convoys, handled security for some EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) missions, conducting Arrival/Departure Air Control Group (A/DACG) operations as well as providing security for recovery missions.” 
A unit citation or commendation is an award bestowed upon an organization for the action cited. Members of the unit who participated in said actions are allowed to wear on their uniforms the awarded unit citation. CLB-7 has been presented with the following awards:
|Presidential Unit Citation|
|Navy Unit Commendation|
|Meritorious Unit Commendation|
|National Defense Service Medal with two Bronze Star|
|Southwest Asia Service Medal with two Bronze Stars|
|Iraq Campaign Medal|
|Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal|
|Global War on Terrorism Service Medal|
- Redding, Cpl. Daniel J. (13 April 2006). "Battalion commander: Logistics Marines 'key to the fight' for independent Iraq". USMC. Archived from the original on 14 January 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2007.
- Holloran, Lance Cpl. Brian J. (26 April 2006). "Air delivery Marines deliver food to border". USMC. Archived from the original on 10 December 2006. Retrieved 16 December 2007.
- "3/4, CLB-7 return first hundred service members". Archived from the original on 16 September 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2008.