1st Marine Special Operations Battalion


1st Marine Special Operations Battalion

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command

Camp Pendleton, CA
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1st Marine Special Operations Battalion

The 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion (1st MSOB) was activated on October 26, 2006, and is headquartered at Camp Pendleton, California.

1st MSOB is organized, trained and equipped to deploy for worldwide missions as directed by MARSOC. It will consist of five Marine Special Operations Companies (MSOCs) and be task-organized with personnel uniquely skilled in special equipment support, intelligence and fire-support.
Each MSOC is commanded by a Marine Major and capable of deploying task-organized expeditionary Special Operations Forces for conduct of special reconnaissance and direct action missions in support of the geographic combatant commanders.

1st MSOB Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Christian
1st MSOB Commanding Officer

Sergeant Major Robert Tellez
1st MSOB Sergeant Major

Contact Information
Mailing Address
1st Marine Special Operations Battalion
Box 555341
Camp Pendleton, CA  92055-5341 

Telephone Numbers
1stMSOB Duty Phone - Comm 760.725.2589, DSN 365.2589 

H&S Co Office - Comm 760.763.8871, DSN 361.8871 

S-1 - Comm 760.763.8858, DSN 365.8858, FAX 760.763.1972 

S-2 - Comm 760.763.8866, DSN 361.8866 

S-3 - Comm 760.763.8940, DSN 361.8940 

S-4 - Comm 760.725.5220, DSN 365.5220

S-6 - Comm 760.763.8930, DSN 361.8930

Career Planner - 760.725.4362, DSN 365.4362 

1st MSOB Family Readiness

The 1st MSOB Family Readiness Officer is Margaret Haspert

Phone: 760.763.8074    Cell 760.468.7808

Family members of Marines please refer to EMarine for correspondence with the Family Readiness Officer.

Click here to e-mail the Family Readiness Officer.


The resources on the MARSOC Family Readiness page will provide valuable information for our families.
Please check back often for updates and 1st MSOB-specific information.