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Unit Details

Strength
Battalion
Type
Service Support Units
 
Existing/Disbanded
Existing
Year
1942 - Present

Description
3rd Combat Engineer Battalion (3rd CEB) was a combat engineer battalion of the United States Marine Corps

"Demolition is the Mission"

The battalion was first formed on 16 September 1942 as 1st Battalion, 19th Marine Regiment.
Two years later on 16 August 1944 they were re-designated the 3d Engineer Battalion.
The battalion was deactivated at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California on 30 November 1945.

From August 1957 until January 1962, the battalion was designated 3d Pioneer Battalion.
On 15 May 1976 the battalion was redesignated as the 3d Combat Engineer Battalion

Years Active:
September 1942 - 6 June 1995
1 October 2007 - 5 August 2014

Reports To
Engineering Units
 
Active Reporting Units
 
Inactive Reporting Unit
None
 
715 Members Who Served in This Unit


 

  • Akins, Sammy, Sgt, (1980-1987)
  • Albert, Thomas, SSgt, (1991-1999)
  • Alderman, Lewis, LCpl, (1971-1977)
  • ALLEN, JACK, Sgt, (1976-1980)
  • Altenburg, David, Capt, (1980-1995)
  • Andersen, Jason, Cpl, (1989-1993)
  • Anderson, Bruce, LtCol, (1975-1999)
  • Anderson, JR, LCpl, (1983-1987)
  • Anderson, Robert, Cpl, (1979-1982)
  • Anderson, Shaun, GySgt, (1993-Present)
  • Anderson, Tyrone, Sgt, (2001-Present)
  • ARNOLD, RICHARD, Sgt, (1981-1989)
  • Arnold, Scott, MSgt, (1982-2003)
  • Arredondo, Anthony, Cpl, (1967-1968)
  • Art, Stephen, HM1, (1979-2003)
  • Art, Stephen, HM1, (1979-2003)
  • Aviles, Elson, GySgt, (2009-Present)
  • Babb, Neal, Sgt, (1984-1997)
  • Babich, Craig, GySgt, (1990-2007)
  • Babich, Craig, MSgt, (1990-2014)
  • Baez, Guarionex, Cpl, (1999-2003)
  • Bajorek, Steven, Sgt, (2008-Present)
  • Barron, Edward, Cpl, (1982-1985)
  • Barrons, Timothy, MSgt, (1984-2008)
  • Baxter, John, Maj, (1956-1969)
  • Bea, Lawrence, Cpl, (1976-1979)
  • Beadenkopff, Frederick, GySgt, (1971-1994)
  • Becker, Erik, SSgt, (1996-2007)
  • Belec, Daniel, SSgt, (1993-2007)
  • Bellamy, Jeffrey, SSgt, (1995-2007)
  • Benzel, William, SSgt, (1981-2003)
  • Black, Leon C., Sgt, (1979-1986)
  • Blair, David, LCpl, (1977-1980)
  • Blair, Michael, Sgt, (2004-Present)
  • Blake, Gerry, SSgt, (1978-1994)
  • Blanco, Carlos, MGySgt, (1978-2008)
  • Blaze, Chris, GySgt, (2001-2017)
  • Boettcher, Bruce, Sgt, (1981-1992)
  • Bolanis, Melissa, LCpl, (1995-1998)
  • Born, William, LCpl, (1976-1978)
 

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Operation Moshtarak
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2010 - 2010
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20Oct09-23Jan09 SU II MEF (FWD) (Company B Only)
2009
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
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5Dec92-4May93 SU Unified Task Force Somalia (Company A Only)
1993
Navy Unit Commendation
Criteria
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15May-9Jul91 SU CMAGTF 2-91 (Only those pers attached CMAGTF authorized award)
1991
Navy Unit Commendation
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14Aug90-16Apr91 SU I MEF (Companies A and C)
1991
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Criteria
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16Oct90-2May91 SU MAGTF 4-90 (Company B - 2d Platoon)
1991
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
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2-31May91 SU MAGTF 4-90 (Company D - 1st Platoon)
1991
Operation Desert Shield
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1990 - 1991
Operation Desert Storm
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1991 - 1991
Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
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1991 - 1991
Operation Sea Angel 1991
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1991 - 1991
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Criteria
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13Apr-30May90 SU MAGTF 4-90 (Company C - 3d Platoon)
1990
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Criteria
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30May-16Oct90 SU MAGTF 4-90 (Company C - 19th Platoon)
1990
Navy Unit Commendation
Criteria
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29Apr-13May75 SU Phib Evac Scty Force (Detachment H)
1975
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Criteria
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30Mar-15Apr75 SU Cmdr, 7th Flt (Detachment)
1975
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
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22Jun-18Mar69 SU 9th Mar (Support Company - Detachment Army)
1969
Army Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
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22Jan-18Mar69 SU 9th Mar (Charlie Company)
1969
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Criteria
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15 July 1965 - 20 September 1969
1969
Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation
Criteria
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15 July 1965 - 20 September 1969
1969
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
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1968 - 1969
Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign (1969)
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1969 - 1969
Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
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1969 - 1969
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
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20Jan-31Mar68 SU 26th Mar (Detachment)
1968
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Criteria
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1-25May68 SU 3d Bn, 3d Mar
1968
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
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5Nov67-27Jan68 SU 1st AmTrac Bn (Detachment)
1968
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Criteria
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6-16Jun68 SU 7th Mar (Detachment)
1968
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1967 - 1968
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
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1968 - 1968
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
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1968 - 1968
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
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15 July 1965 - 15 September 1967
1967
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
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21-26Oct67 (Company B - 1st Platoon)
1967
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
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1966 - 1967
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
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1965 - 1966
Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
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1965 - 1965
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
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23 August 1953 - 27 July 1954
1954
Korean War Armistice (Occupation)
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1953 - 1954
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
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22-28 February 1945
1945
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1945 - 1945
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1943 - 1944
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1944 - 1944
 
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