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3rd Force Reconnaissance Company / 4th SCAMP

The 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company is Operationally committed to COMMARFORLANT/ II MEF for Direct Support of Operations/Personnel Tempo relief.

The mission of the 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company is to conduct pre-assault and distant post-assault reconnaissance in support of a landing force. In addition, the company possesses the capability to perform the following tasks: Engage the enemy by supporting arms, Implant sensors, Capture selected prisoners, Conduct initial terminal guidance operations, Conduct specialized terrain reconnaissance, Conduct special missions requiring the use of entry capabilities.

The 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company traces its origins to May 15, 1950 when the activation of "C", 10th Amphibious Tractor Battalion, was authorized at Pinto Island, Mobile Bay, Mobile, AL. On July 1, 1960, it was redesignated as the 1st Reconnaissance Company, USMCR.

It was redesignated on July 1, 1962, as the 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company, and on February 1, 1967, as the 13th Force Reconnaissance Company. Following the Vietnam Conflict, the unit was redesignated to Det 4th Force Reconnaissance Company. It was redesignated as the January 1, 1983, as the 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company.

On November 27, 1990, the 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company (-) was mobilized in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. On April 11, 1991, the 3rd Force Reconnaissance (-) was demobilized and returned to the home training center in Mobile.

The mission of the 4th Sensor Control and Management Platoon is to plan, control, and manage the employment of unattended ground sensor equipment in support of a MAGTF or other commands as directed.

The 4th Sensor Control and Management Platoon is Operationally committed to COMMARFORLANT/ II MEF for Direct Support of Operations/Personnel Tempo relief.

The 4th SCAMP was originally activated on Octover 1, 1986 as the 4th Sensor Control and Management Platoon (SCAMP) and co-located in Mobile with 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company.

On November 13, 1990, Det 1, 4th SCAMP was mobilized in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. On December 3, 1990, Det 2, 4th SCAMP was mobilized in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. On April 25, 1991 4th SCAMP, Dets 1 & 2, were demobilized and returned to the home training center in Mobile.




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