15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Photo Gallery

Aug 10, 2006

First Sgt. Vernon E. Derby, Company First Sgt., India Battery, Battalion Landing Team 2/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, congratulates a Marine with the 15th MEU during the graduation ceremony of Corporals Course 1-09 in the hangar bay aboard USS Peleliu (LHA 5).::r::::n:: Corporals from all elements of the 15th MEU, including the Command Element, Battalion Landing Team 2/5, Combat Logistics Battalion-15 and Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron-165 (REIN), graduated from Corporals Course Oct. 1. ::r::::n:: Col. B.D. Beaudreault, the guest speaker during the ceremony, reminded the graduating Marines of past generations of Noncommissioned Officers in the Marine Corps, specifically the Marines of the Battalion Landing Team 2/5, whose forbears in the 5th Marine Regiment fought during the invasion of Peleliu in WWII, the battle for which the USS Peleliu (LHA 5) is named.::r::::n:: Corporals Course is a period of instruction designed to solidify the leadership of junior Marine NCOs to better serve Marines in their charge.::r::::n:: The Camp Pendleton, Calif. based 15th MEU is comprised of approximately 2,200 Marines and Sailors and is a forward deployed force of readiness capable of conducting numerous operations, such as Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations, Humanitarian Assistance Operations and a wide range of amphibious missions. ::r::::n:: The 15th MEU is currently deployed aboard the USS PELELIU (LHA-5), USS DUBUQUE (LPD-8) and USS PEARL HARBOR (LSD-52). (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Timothy T. Parish)(RELEASED)::r::::n::

No camera details available.


Read More

This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at, which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.

No camera details available.

15th Marine Expeditionary Unit