1st Medical Battalion


1st Medical Battalion

Provides health service support to the operating units of the First Marine Expeditionary Force to save every life.

1st Medical Battalion Leaders

Captain Briski
Commanding Officer 1st Medical Battalion

Lieutenant Commander Ryan Lee Meskimen
Executive Officer 1st Medical Battalion

Master Chief Edgar M. Santiago
Master Chief 1st Medical Battalion

Featured Stories
Emerging communications capability set to save lives during critical en-route care operations

By Sgt. Laura Gauna | February 5, 2015

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Whenever a wounded Marine needs critical care in a combat zone, aircraft provide the means to get them to the care they require. However, during these casualty evacuations, each passing minute in flight subtracts from the Marine's "golden hour." Communication between the care teams in the helicopter and the care facilities MORE
1st Med. Bn. hosts change of command ceremony

By Lance Cpl. Keenan Zelazoski | June 23, 2014

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Navy Capt. James A. LeTexier, outgoing commanding officer, 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, passed on command of the battalion to Navy Capt. Theodore P. Briski during a change of command ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 17, 2014.Briski, a native of Milwaukee, Wis., recently served as the MORE
1st LAR showcases MAGTF’s defensive capabilities during ASEAN conference

By Lance Cpl. Shaltiel Dominguez | April 28, 2014

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - Humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations are successful only if the environment is safe enough to sustain them. Marines may be called to parts of the globe where they must conduct humanitarian operations in one area, engage the enemy in the next and conduct peace keeping operations right after. Marine MORE
Corpsmen take lead in operational preventative medicine

By Cpl. Timothy Childers | April 21, 2014

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Corpsmen are often recognized for the heroics they display on the battlefield while saving Marine lives. However, some of the unseen but essential work corpsmen conduct before and during operations is the less glamorous preventative care. To learn why this form of care is as equally important as the combat trauma care MORE
1st Medical Bn. sailors train with new life support system

By Cpl. Laura Gauna | March 10, 2014

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Corpsmen are charged with providing critical medical care to patients in life threatening situations during transport to higher echelons of medical care. To ensure the best medical care possible, they have identified the need for a better life support system. Sailors with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, MORE