1st Combat Engineer Battalion
The 1st Combat Engineer Battalion performs many specific functions while fulfilling its mission of providing both tactical and logistical engineer support to the 1st Marine Division. These include engineer reconnaissance; temporary road repair; erection of prefabricated bridges; construction of bridges from available materials; construction of rafts and obstacles; supervision of the placement and cleaning of mine fields and fortifications; demolition; obstacle breaching from the high water mark inland; and supervision of major camouflage operations. The battalion shares the San Mateo (62) Area with the 5th Marine Regiment.
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