Combat Service Support Group-15
The mission of 1st Supply Battalion is to provide general supply support, less bulk liquids and Navy funded stock/programs, for the sustainment of Marine Air-Ground Task Force operations.
The Battalion requisitions, receives, stores, maintains, and issues: Class I (packaged operational rations) through the Rations Section; Class V (W) through Ammunition Company; Class VIII through Medical Logistics Company which additionally holds the class VIII Packaged War Reserve (PWR) stocks for the I MEF. All other classes of supply are managed by the SASSY Management Unit (SMU), which is responsible for Class II Individual Equipment, Class III (P) packaged Petroleum Oils and Lubricants (POL), Class IV construction Material, Class IX Repair Parts, both consumables and secondary repairable to I MEF.
Additionally, the Contingency Contracting Office within the SMU provides the invaluable service of locating and obtaining Host Nation and regional resources through contracting and purchasing in support of the MAGTF in any theater of operations. This expeditionary capability enables the MAGTF to deploy lighter and faster without loss of capability.
First Supply Battalion was activated 3 March 1957 at Camp Pendleton, as the Automatic Supply Distribution Battalion, 1st Force Service Regiment, and Fleet Marine Force.
On 1 September 1964, the Battalion was re-designated as Supply Battalion, 1st Force Service Regiment, and Fleet Marine Force.
The Battalion was re-designated again on 16 February 1967 as Supply Battalion, 1st Force Service Regiment, Force Logistics Command, Fleet Marine Force and deployed to the Republic of Vietnam. Operating out of Da Nang, the Battalion participated in the war in Vietnam from February of 1967 through April of 1971.
On 23 April 1971, the Battalion was re-designated as Supply Battalion, 1st Force Service Regiment, Fleet Marine Force, and relocated back to Camp Pendleton, California. The Battalion was re-designated to its current designation on 30 March 1976 as the 1st Supply Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group, and Fleet Marine Force.
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