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Marines


Fourth Marine Division
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U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve
2000 Opelousas Avenue, New Orleans, LA. 70114


2000 Opelousas Avenue
New Orleans, La. 70114
 

Commanding General  -  4th Marine DivisionCOMMANDING GENERAL

Major General 
Douglas K. Clark

 

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Assistant Division Commander  -  4th Marine DivisionASSISTANT DIVISION COMMANDER

Colonel
Allan G. Jaster

 

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Chief of Staff  -  4th Marine Divisionchief of staff

Colonel
William (Trey) S. Chairsell III

 

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Command Senior Enlisted Leader  -  4th Marine DivisionCOMMAND SENIOR ENLISTED LEADER

Sergeant Major
Christopher J. Adams

 

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Command Master Chief  -  4th Marine DivisionCOMMAND MASTER CHIEF

Master Chief Petter Officer
Matthew R. Paul

 

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(Last updated 15 March 2024)

 

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Arms and Influence ​
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news  /  PHOTOS  /  VIDEOS
U.S. Marines with 4th Marine Division (MARDIV), Marine Forces Reserve, participate in the 4th MARDIV Rifle Squad Competition on Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 8-11, 2024. The three-day event tested the Marines across a variety of infantry skills to determine the most combat effective rifle squad within the 4th MARDIV. MCB Camp Lejeune training facilities allow warfighters to be ready today and prepare for tomorrow’s fight. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Jorge Borjas)
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division conduct a 12-kilometer timed movement during the annual Division Rifle Squad Competition on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, March 08, 2024. The DRSC is a 72-hour competition that fosters the warrior spirit through competition to determine the most combat-effective squad within the 4th MARDIV. The awarded infantry squad will advance to compete in the 2024 service-wide Rifle Squad Competition in Quantico, Virginia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonah White)
U.S. Marines and a U.S. Navy Corpsman with 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division conduct a dry fire exercise during the annual Division Rifle Squad Competition on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, March 10, 2024. The DRSC is a 72-hour competition that fosters the warrior spirit through competition to determine the most combat-effective squad within the 4th MARDIV. The awarded infantry squad will advance to compete in the 2024 service-wide Rifle Squad Competition in Quantico, Virginia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonah White)
U.S. Marines with Fox Battery, 2nd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, execute live fire operations as part of a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Rapid Infiltration, also known as a HIRAIN, during exercise Arctic Edge 2024 at Eielson Air Force, Alaska, Feb. 24, 2024. The HIRAIN demonstrated Marine Forces Reserve’s ability to rapidly deploy the HIMARS to meet and deter any threats in any environment, including harsh arctic environments. Arctic Edge 2024 (AE24) is a U.S. Northern Command-led homeland defense exercise demonstrating the U.S. military’s capabilities in extreme cold weather, joint force readiness, and U.S. military commitment to mutual strategic security interests in the arctic region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Madisyn Paschal)
2nd Battalion, 23d Marine Regiment and 4th LAR hosted and conduct the MFR West Multi-role Anti-Armor Antipersonnel Weapons System (MAAWS) New Equipment Training (NET) aboard Camp Pendleton, CA. During this training, the Marines from 23d Marine Regiment, 4th LAR, 4th CEB, and 4th Recon conducted one day of classroom instruction and practical application on how to inspect, boresight, load, engage targets, unload, and trouble-shoot the MAAWS system. After completing the classroom portion the students conducted a day and night fire static range using 7.62 tracer trainers, Training Practice, Smoke, and Illumination rounds.
U.S. Marines with 3D Force Reconnaissance Company conducted a change of command ceremony in Fairhope, Alabama, September 23, 2023. The change of command ceremony is a time-honored tradition which formally signifies the transfer of command and entails the total accountability, authority and responsibility from one individual to another. The presiding officer was Brigadier General Douglas K. Clark, Commanding General, 4th Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Maj. Lara Soto)
From left: U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Trevor Turcotte, 4th Marine Division rifleman squad leader, U.S. Navy Command Master Chief Matthew Paul, 4th Marine Division master chief, , U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Christopher Adams, 4th Marine Division command senior enlisted leader, attend a battlefield tour during Operation FLINTLOCK’s 80th anniversary at Kwajalein Atoll, in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Feb. 2, 2024. Operation FLINTLOCK is considered the largest amphibious assault of WWII, directly contributing to the allied defeat of the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandt Self)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Daniel EsquerMontoya, an Automotive Maintenance Technician with Fox Battery, 2nd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, and Sgt. Michael Weeks, Fire Support Marine with Fox Battery, conduct a cold weather class during exercise Arctic Edge 2024 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Feb. 25, 2024. The class covered essential techniques needed for successful operations in extreme cold weather environments, enhancing the Marines' preparedness for arctic conditions. Arctic Edge (AE24) is a U.S. Northern Command-led homeland defense exercise showcasing the military's capabilities in extreme cold weather, highlighting joint force readiness, and reinforcing the U.S. military's commitment to mutual strategic security interests in the arctic region. EsquerMontoya is a native of Garland, Colorado. Weeks is a native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Madisyn Paschal)
U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Matthew Good, Deputy Commander, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic, Marine Forces Command, Marine Forces Northern Command, meets with Sgt. Ronald Merritt, a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) operator with Fox Battery, 2nd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve during exercise Arctic Edge 2024, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Feb. 22, 2024. Merritt guided Good through an overview of the HIMARS and showcased its capabilities. The HIMARS weapon system is a valuable asset in arctic conditions due to its exceptional mobility, which allows for rapid deployment and maneuverability across challenging terrain, coupled with its precision strike capabilities, enabling effective engagement of targets. Arctic Edge 2024 (AE24) is a U.S. Northern Command-led homeland defense exercise demonstrating the U.S. military’s capabilities in extreme cold weather, joint force readiness, and U.S. military commitment to mutual strategic security interests in the arctic region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Madisyn Paschal)
U.S. Marines with Fox Battery, 2nd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve prepare a M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) for live fire operations during a HIMARS Rapid Infiltration, also known as a HIRAIN, during exercise Arctic Edge 2024 (AE24) at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Feb. 24, 2024. The HIRAIN training demonstrated Marine Forces Reserve’s ability to rapidly deploy the HIMARS to meet and deter any threats in any environment, including harsh arctic environments. AE24 is a U.S. Northern Command-led homeland defense exercise demonstrating the U.S. military’s capabilities in extreme cold weather, joint force readiness, and U.S. military commitment to mutual strategic security interests in the arctic region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Maj. Jeremy A. Wheeler)

 



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