Combat Logistics Battalion 7

Combat Logistics Battalion 7
Combat Logistics Battalion 7
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CLB 7 Insignia
Active 30 August 1986 – present
Country United States
Branch USMC
Type Logistics
Size 1,200
Part of Combat Logistics Regiment 1
1st Marine Logistics Group
Garrison/HQ Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms
Motto "Preparus Ad Bellum – Sirvir En Pax"
"Prepare for War – Serve in Peace"
Engagements Operation Desert Storm
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Combat Logistics Battalion 7 (CLB 7) is a logistics battalion of the United States Marine Corps. The unit is based out of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California and fall under the command of the 1st Marine Logistics Group (1st MLG) and I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF).



Wartime mission

Conducts direct support combat service support operations in I MEF zone, with priority support to Combat Service Support Companies supporting Regimental Combat Teams (RCTs).

MCAGCC mission

Provide combat service support to I MEF units based at MCAGCC, to the Exercise Support Division at MCAGCC, Marine Corps exercise forces operating at MCAGCC, and 23rd Dental Company, beyond organic capabilities. CLB-7 will also provide combat service support to MCAGCC base and other units as directed by the Commanding General, 1st Marine Logistics Group.

Table of organization

Headquarters & Service Company

Comprising three functional companies responsible for both the internal support of Combat Logistics Battalion-7 as well as external support to units based or training aboard MCAGCC

  • Headquarters Platoon
  • Battalion Aid Station
  • Organic Supply Platoon

Support Company

Provide intermediate maintenance capabilities to I MEF and MCAGCC units and exercise forces deployed to MCAGCC. – Provide secondary reparable support through the Repairable Issue Point (RIP).

  • Maintenance Support Platoon
  • Communications/Electronics Platoon
  • Tracked Vehicle Maintenance Platoon
  • Ordnance Platoon
  • Motor Transport Maintenance Platoon
  • Engineer Maintenance Platoon

Material Readiness Company


Early years 1976–1989

Activated 30 August 1976 at Twentynine Palms California, as detachment A, 1st Force Service Support Group, Fleet Marine Force.

Redesignated 27 December 1989 as Combat Service Support Detachment 12, Fleet Marine Force.

The Gulf War and the 1990s

Participated in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Southwest Asia, August 1990 – April 1991.

Redesignated 2 August 1991 as 1st Force Service Support Group, Forward, Fleet Marine Force.

Redesignated 1 August 1992 as Combat Service Support Group 1, Fleet Marine Force.

Participated in Support of the Hunter Warrior Advanced Warfighting Experiment, January–March 1997.

The Global War on Terror

Participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq, March–June 2003 providing logistic support to the 1st Marine Division on its march to Baghdad. The Battalion redeployed to Iraq from August 2004 – February 2005 in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II.

Redesignated 1 April 2005 as Combat Logistics Battalion 7 and Reassigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group.

The battalion redeployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the beginning of 2006 and provided logistics to Marine units in the Al Anbar province.[1][2]. CLB-7 undertook their third deployment to Iraq from February to September 2008. The battalion's Marines were stationed at Camp Fallujah, Camp Ramadi and Al Asad Airbase where they provided support to the infantry battalions, conducted logistics convoys, handled security for some EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) missions, conducting Arrival/Departure Air Control Group (A/DACG) operations as well as providing security for recovery missions.” [3]

Unit awards

A unit citation or commendation is an award bestowed upon an organization for the action cited. Members of the unit who participated in said actions are allowed to wear on their uniforms the awarded unit citation. CLB-1 has been presented with the following awards:

Ribbon Unit Award
Presidential Unit Citation
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Navy Unit Commendation
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Meritorious Unit Commendation
National Defense Service Medal ribbon.svg
National Defense Service Medal with two Bronze Star
Southwest Asia Service ribbon.svg
Southwest Asia Service Medal with two Bronze Stars
Iraq Campaign ribbon.svg
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary ribbon.svg
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
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Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

See also



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