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Marine Corps Recruit Depot

 

Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Headquarters and Service Battalion

San Diego, CA
Our Misson
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.
HQ & Service Battalion Photo's
HQ&SVBn 2018 Atlas Cup Games at MCRD San Diego
Marines with Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, pose with their trophies after the HQ&SVBn 2018 Atlas Cup Games at MCRD San Diego, Jan 25. The trophies awarded at the end of the event consisted of the Atlas Helmet, the Atlas Spear, and the Atlas Shield. The purpose of the event was to strengthen unit cohesion and develop leadership skills through teamwork. Photo by Lance Cpl. Jose Gonzalez
Service Company Super Squad competition
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Eric R. Ottum, center, with the Protocol Office, Headquarters Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion (HQSVCBN), instructs Cpl. Thanh T. Nguyen, left, a warehouse clerk with Recruit Clothing, Service Company (SVCO), HQSVCBN, and Sgt. Justin M. Grunes, with Marine Band San Diego, SVCO, HQSVCBN, at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Feb. 15, 2017. Ottum was selected to serve as a squad instructor during a Service Company Super Squad competition. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexander L. Gist)
Atlas Games at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego
Marines of Headquarters and Service Battalion compete in a kayak race during the Atlas Games at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Nov. 22. Teams of four raced in relays as part of the third event in the competition. The Atlas Games consisted of pull-ups, a three-mile run, tire flips, a simulated medical evacuation and a tug-of-war competition at the end of the games.
HQ & Service Battalion Video

 

U.S. Marines with Service Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, participate in the inaugural Service Company Super Squad Competition held on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 26, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps Motion Imagery by Lance Cpl. Samantha R. Shelton)

 

HQ & Service Battalion Leadership

Colonel Jennifer E. Shaar
Commanding Officer,
Headquarters Service Battalion
Marine Corps Recruit Depot
San Diego, CA
CO's Bio

  Sergeant Major Dennis J. Downing
  Sergeant Major, 
  Headquarters Service Battalion
  Marine Corps Recruit Depot
  San Diego, CA
 
Sgt Maj's Bio

Command Deck Contact

During Working Hours:

S-1 are 619-524-1503/1980

 

After Working Hours:

SDO Cell: 858-254-0961    

SDO Desk Extension: 1983

Welcome Aboard Package
Family Readiness Officer
HQSVCBN FRO -  Sergeant D. J. Schulz
Contact (619) 524-6687
Single Marine Program