1st Marine Logistics Group
7th Engineer Support Battalion


7th ESB provides general engineering support of an expeditionary nature to the Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), to include mobility, counter mobility and survivability enhancements, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), and general supply support to include the handling, storage and distribution of bulk water and fuel.


7th Engineer Support Battalion Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Melina Mesta
Commanding Officer 7th Engineer Support Battalion

Lieutenant Colonel Mesta graduated from the University of North Texas in 2001 with a Bachelor of

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Maj. Sheik M. Faruk
Executive Officer, 7th Engineer Support Battalion

Major Sheik Faruk is a native of Queens Village, N.Y., and attended recruit training at MCRD Parris

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SgtMaj Henry R. French
Sergeant Major 7th Engineer Support Battalion

Sergeant Major French joined the Marine Corps on November 17, 1998 and underwent recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina.

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