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1st Maintenance Battalion

History

1947 – 1949

ACTIVATED 1 OCTOBER 1947 AT BARSTOW, CALIFORNIA, AS MAINTENANCE COMPANY, 1ST COMBAT SERVICE GROUP, FLEET MARINE FORCE

RELOCATED DURING OCTOBER 1947 TO CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA

REDESIGNATED 22 MARCH 1949 AS 1st MAINTENANCE BATTALION, 1st COMBAT SERVICE GROUP, SERVICE COMMAND, FLEET MARINE FORCE

REDESIGNATED 1 OCTOBER 1949 AS MAINTENANCE COMPANY, 1st COMBAT SERVICE GROUP, SERVICE COMMAND, FLEET MARINE FORCE

1950-1953

DEPLOYED DURING AUGUST 1950 TO KOBE, JAPAN

REDEPLOYED DURING SEPTEMBER 1950 TO INCHON, KOREA

PARTICIPATED IN THE KOREAN WAR, OPERATING FROM INCHON-SEOUL, CHOSIN RESERVOIR, EAST CENTRAL FRONT, AND WESTERN FRONT

DEACTIVATED 19 APRIL 1953

REACTIVATED 2 JULY 1953 AT CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA AS MOTOR TRANSPORT SUPPORT BATTALION, 1st COMBAT SERVICE GROUP, SERVICE COMMAND, FLEET MARINE FORCE

1954-1975

REDESIGNATED 15 OCTOBER 1954 AS MAINTENANCE COMPANY, 1st COMBAT SERVICE GROUP, SERVICE COMMAND, FLEET MARINE FORCE

REDESIGNATED 30 DECEMBER 1955 AS MAINTENANCE COMPANY, 1st COMBAT SERVICE GROUP, FLEET MARINE FORCE

REDESIGNATED 1 APRIL 1956 AS MAINTENANCE BATTALION, 1st COMBAT SERVICE GROUP, FLEET MARINE FORCE

REDESIGNATED 1 MARCH 1957 AS MATERIAL SUPPLY AND MAINTENANCE BATTALION, 1st FORCE SERVICE REGIMENT, FLEET MARINE FORCE

REDESIGNATED 1 SEPTEMBER 1964 AS MAINTENANCE BATTALION, 1st FORCE SERVICE REGIMENT, FLEET MARINE FORCE

REDESIGNATED 15 FEBRUARY 1967 AS MAINTENANCE BATTALION, 1st FORCE SERVICE REGIMENT, FORCE LOGISTIC COMMAND, FLEET MARINE FORCE

PARTICIPATED IN THE WAR IN VIETNAM, FEBRUARY 1967 - APRIL 1971, OPERATING FROM DA NANG

REDESIGNATED 23 APRIL 1971 AS MAINTENANCE BATTALION, 1st FORCE SERVICE REGIMENT, FLEET MARINE FORCE AND RELOCATED TO CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA

1976-2006

REDESIGNATED 30 MARCH 1976 AS 1st MAINTENANCE BATTALION, 1st FORCE SERVICE SUPPORT GROUP, FLEET MARINE FORCE

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATIONS DESERT SHIELD AND DESERT STORM, SOUTHWEST ASIA, 1990-1991

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION RESTORE HOPE, SOMALIA, DECEMBER 1992-MARCH 1993

NUMEROUS ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN SUPPORT OF CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS FROM 1993-2002

DEPLOYED DURING JANUARY 2003 TO KUWAIT IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, IRAQ MARCH-MAY 2003

Awards
Presidential Unit Citation Streamer with Two Bronze Stars

- Korea, 1950, 1951

- Iraq, 2003

Joint Meritorious Unit Award Streamer

- Somalia, 1992-1993

Navy Unit Commendation Streamer with Three Bronze Stars

- Korea, 1952-1953

- Vietnam, 1967-1968, 1968-1969

- Southwest Asia, 1990-1991

Meritorious Unit Commendation Streamer with Two Bronze Stars

- Vietnam 1970-1971

- 1984-1986

- 1995-1997

National Defense Service Streamer with Three Bronze Stars

Korean Service Streamer with Two Silver Stars

Vietnam Service Streamer with Two Silver and One Bronze Star

Southwest Asia Service Streamer with Two Bronze Stars

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Streamer

Global War on Terrorism Service Streamer

Korean Presidential Unit Citation Streamer

Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Streamer

Vietnam Meritorious Unit Civil Actions Streamer



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