Battalion HQ Section

The senior officers of the battalion – the commander, his executive officer, liaisons, and officers responsible for logistics, planning, supply, and chemical warfare – formed the upper echelon of the company. The section underwent a fairly major change in March 1944, with the addition of a considerable number of support personnel.

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A battalion Sergeant Major’s office, Camp Pendleton. The white semicircles on the cases in the background indicate the Fourth Marine Division.

 

Series D Battalion Headquarters
(1943 – March 1944)
Series F Battalion Headquarters
(March 1944 – 1945)
Officers
Battalion Commander (Lieutenant Colonel)
Executive Officer (Major)
Bn-3: Planning & Operations (Captain)
Bn-1: Adjutant (Lieutenant)
Bn-4: Supply (Lieutenant)
Two Liaison (Lieutenant)
Officers
Battalion Commander (Lieutenant Colonel)
Executive Officer (Major)
Bn-3: Planning & Operations (Major)
Bn-1: Adjutant (Lieutenant)
Bn-2: Intelligence (Lieutenant)
Chemical Officer (Lieutenant)
Two Liaison (Lieutenant)
Enlisted
Sergeant Major
Chief Cook
Assistant Cook
Senior Clerk (Sergeant)
Clerk (Corporal)
Junior Clerk (Private/PFC)
Two Other Duties (Private/PFC)
Enlisted
Sergeant Major
Chemical NCO (Platoon Sergeant)
Classification Sergeant (Staff Sergeant)
Demolitions Sergeant (Staff Sergeant)
Armorer (Sergeant)
Camoufleur (Sergeant)
Chief Cook
Assistant Cook
Cobbler (Corporal)
Barber (Private/PFC)
Two Drivers (Private/PFC)
Two Other Duties (Private/PFC)

 

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