Reconnaissance Battalion Today
2 June 2000 the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion was reactivated. A little history
is in order to explain the deactivation which occurred in 1992.
5401.5 dated 24 August 1992, USMC Force Structure Implementation Plan. This
plan laid out the framework for the Corps of the future. In shrinking to
159,000 by Fiscal Year 1997, the reconnaissance battalions were the first
to be eliminated.
consonance with the stand down each infantry regiment was to get a reconnaissance
company comprised of 5 Officers and 87 Enlisted.
25 November 1992 Charlie Company stood down. The men were transfered to
Bravo and Delta Companies.
29 January 1993 Bravo Company was transfered to the Ninth Marines and Delta
Company to the 4th Marines.
2 April 1993 Alpha Company was transfered to the Third Marines.
is with great pride to all of us that the unit so many of us served is once
page will be utilized to keep all updated, as best we can, on todays battalion.
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from current Battalion Commander Lt. Col. George H. Bristol
Past and Present