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Marine Corps Recruit Depot


Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Western Recruiting Region

San Diego, CA
Headquarters and Service Battalion

    Headquarters and Service Battalion


                      Commanding Officer                        Battalion Sergeant Major 
                      Colonel Jennifer E. Shaar            Sergeant Major Dennis J. Downing


MISSION: Provide technical direction, staff cognizance, and supervision of support functions for recruit training and operational control and guidance for the Western Recruiting Region via staff primaries; provide installation management and administrative support for personnel assigned to the Battalion, Marine Corps detachments, and Depot transients; ensure good order, discipline, and readiness of all Battalion military personnel; conduct law and order operations and be prepared to control all-hazard, emergency response operations aboard the installation.