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Marines


1st Civil Affairs Group
1st CAG Website Seal
Force Headquarters Group
Marine Forces Reserve

P.O. Box 555123, Bldg. 210822
Camp Pendleton, CA.  92055

Duty Phone:  
504-655-8443

 

BIOGRAPHY
COMMANDING OFFICER 

Colonel 
David J. Fennell

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BIOGRAPHY
COMMAND SENIOR ENLISTED LEADER 

Sergeant Major 
David M. Fallon

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BIOGRAPHY
INSPECTOR - INSTRUCTOR

Colonel
Trevor C. Thibodeau

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BIOGRAPHY
INSPECTOR - INSTRUCTOR
UNIT SENIOR ENLISTED LEADER 

First Sergeant
Sopo U. Toilolo

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1ST CIVIL AFFAIRS GROUP MISSION

1st CAG provides specially trained, organized, and equipped Civil Affairs personnel in order to plan, coordinate, and conduct Civil Affairs Operations/Civil-Military Operations which inform, influences, and shapes and allows access and understanding to the civil environment to support the Commander’s objectives and targeting process.

 



news  /  PHOTOS  /  VIDEOS
U.S. Marines with 1st Civil Affairs Group, Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve, take a group photo while conducting a civil recon, at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 2, 2024. Marines of 1st CAG conducted Civil-Military Operations and Civil Affairs Operations during its Field Exercise 24 in order to ensure readiness and preparation for upcoming exercises. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Maj. Heather Brewer)
United States Marine Corps Maj. Wesley Ward, a civil affairs officer with 1st Civil Affairs Group, talks with field grade officers with the Indonesian Armed Forces during the exercise Super Garuda Shield 23 (SGS2023) in Surabaya, Indonesia, Sept 6, 2023. SGS2023 is an annual exercise that has significantly grown in scope and size since 2009. SGS2023 is the second consecutive time this exercise has grown into a combined and joint event, highlighting the seven participating and 12 observing nations' commitment to partnership and a free and open Indo-Pacific. (United States Marine Corps photo)
United States Marine Corps Staff. Sgt. Igor Neves, a civil affairs planner with 1st Civil Affairs Group, is awarded for his performance during Exercise Bersama Warrior 23 at the Joint Warfighting Center on Malaysian Armed Forces Headquarters, Kuantan, Padang, Malaysia June 15, 2023. This year marked the ninth iteration of Bersama Warrior, an annual bilateral joint exercise sponsored by the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and hosted by the Malaysian Armed Forces aimed to enhance the U.S. and Malaysian defense readiness and improve interoperability. The staff exercise challenged participating personnel with planning and coordinating several missions using the military decision-making process and Multi-National Forces standard operating procedures. (United States Marine Corps photo)
United States Marine Corps Capt. Christophe Coulon with 1st Civil Affairs Group, attached to Special Operations Task Force 511.2, interacts with students at the Ateno de Zamboanga University forum in Zamboanga, Philippines Oct. 26, 2022. Marines with 1st CAG provided current information about the US, focusing on policies, society, history, and culture, providing access to these resources, not just to students at the host university, but to visiting academics, and members of the local community. (United States Marine Corps photo)
United States Marine Corps Capt. Christophe Coulon with 1st Civil Affairs Group, attached to Special Operations Task Force 511.2, speaks to students at the Ateno de Zamboanga University forum in Zamboanga, Philippines Oct. 26, 2022. Marines with 1st CAG provided current information about the US, focusing on policies, society, history, and culture, providing access to these resources, not just to students at the host university, but to visiting academics, and members of the local community. (United States Marine Corps photo)
U.S. Marines with 1st Civil Affairs Group, Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve ride camels around the pyramids on a tour for cultural day during exercise Bright Star 23 at Giza, Egypt, Sept. 8, 2023. Bright Star 23 is a multilateral U.S. Central Command exercise held with the Arab Republic of Egypt across air, land, and sea domains that promotes and enhances regional security and cooperation, and improves interoperability in irregular warfare against hybrid threat scenarios. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Capt. Mark Andries)

 



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