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10th Marine Regiment
The command seal for the 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.
2d Marine Division
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

Who we are

Provide fires in support of 2d Marine Division using organic indirect fire assets while coordinating both lethal and non-lethal fires from other II Marine Expeditionary Force fire support agencies in order to suppress, neutralize or destroy enemy.

Regimental Officer of the Day:
Desk: (910) 451-7145
Cell: (910) 376-7081
1/10 Officer of the Day:
(910) 372-2842
2/10 Officer of the Day:
(910) 376-4969
Deployment Readiness Coordinator:
(910) 451-3822
  • What are the applicable statutes/regulations?   
    The right of all Marine Corps members to directly communicate grievances to, or seek assistance from, their Commanding Officer(s) is established in U.S. Navy Regulations (Articles 0820c and 1151.1) and the Marine Corps Manual (par 805).  This right is exercised through the formal process of Request Mast. 

    What is Request Mast?   
    Request Mast includes both the right of the member to personally talk to the Commanding Officer, normally in person, and the requirement that the Commanding Officer consider the matter and personally respond to the member requesting mast. 

    Request Mast provides a member the opportunity to communicate not only with his or her immediate Commanding Officer, but also with any superior Commanding Officer in the chain of command up to and including the member's immediate Commanding General.  Request Mast also provides Commanding Officers with firsthand knowledge of the morale and general welfare of the command. 

    Who can request mast?  
    All Marine Corps members should first make every effort to address offending behavior directly with the party responsible, verbally or in writing.  You can also discuss the matter with your immediate supervisor and request assistance.  If you are unable to resolve the issue informally, you have the right to Request Mast. 

    Can a Commanding Officer deny a Request Mast application?   
    A Commanding Officer may deny a Request Mast application if there is another specific avenue of redress available to the member.  The Commanding Officer should explain to the member why he/she denied the Request Mast application and, if appropriate, explain the procedure the member should follow to resolve the issue. 

    The Commanding Officer may also require the member to go through the Chain of Command prior to approving Mast.

    What are some issues that are not appropriate for Request Mast?  
    Generally, a military member can speak to their Commanding Officer about any subject; however, the member cannot use Request Mast for the following reasons:

    • Request Mast should not be used as a means of attacking the proceedings, punishment, or findings and sentence resulting from a disciplinary action brought under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). 
    • Request Mast may not be used to harass, avoid duty, or intentionally interfere with the Commanding Officer's ability to carry out the functions and mission of the command.
    • Request Mast cannot be used if the member is being processed for involuntary separation or if the subject of the complaint is an ongoing Article 138, UCMJ, or Article 1150, Navy Regulations.

    How do I submit a Request Mast application? 
    Complete the application form (NAVMC 11296) and submit it through the chain of command to the Commanding Officer.  Ask your legal office for assistance in obtaining a copy of the form.

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Commanding Officer
10th Marine Regiment

Colonel David H. Ickles is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana. He graduated in 1999 from Texas A&M

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Executive Officer
10th Marine Regiment

Lieutenant Colonel Sawyer was commissioned upon graduation from the University of Mississippi through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps in December 2007. After completing The Basic School and the Field Artillery Basic Officer Course, Lieutenant Colonel Sawyer reported to 10th Marine Regiment aboard Camp Lejeune, NC. After checking in, he was assigned to Battery B, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines, where he served as Guns Platoon Commander, Fire Direction Officer, and Battery Fire Support Officer. During the spring of 2011, he assumed the role of Executive Officer for Battery B, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines deploying as part of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, where the battery performed a dual fire support and provisional infantry mission at the Kajaki Dam, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Upon returning from deployment in June 2011, Lieutenant Colonel Sawyer became the Battalion Assistant Operations Officer. In September 2011, he assumed command of Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines. In June 2012, Lieutenant Colonel Sawyer reported to The Basic School in Quantico, VA. There he served as the Fire Support Platoon Commander for Warfighting Instructor Company and as the Fires Package primary instructor for all fire support instruction taught at The Basic School. From July 2013 to November 2014, Lieutenant Colonel Sawyer served as Staff Platoon Commander for Fox Company 6-13 and Delta Company 4-14. At the conclusion of his second Basic Officer Course tour, Lieutenant Colonel Sawyer served his remaining time at The Basic School as a primary instructor with the Tactical Planning Package within Warfighting Instructor Company. In August 2015, Lieutenant Colonel Sawyer reported to Expeditionary Warfare School for the resident professional military education course. Upon completion of school, Lieutenant Colonel Sawyer reported to 5th Battalion, 11th Marines aboard Camp Pendleton, CA. In June 2016, Lieutenant Colonel Sawyer took command of Battery S, 5th Battalion, 11th Marines. From November 2016 to May 2017, Battery S was deployed forward to the Indo-Pacific Area of Operations in support of the Forward Deployed Forces program. In July of 2017, he transferred to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit to serve as the Fire Support Officer. In May 2019, Lieutenant Colonel Sawyer deployed in support of Western Pacific Deployment 19-2 with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group. In July 2020, Lieutenant Colonel Sawyer reported to Air University for resident intermediate level school at the Air Command and Staff College aboard Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, AL. In February 2021, Lieutenant Colonel Sawyer received orders to 1st Battalion, 10th Marines. Upon his return to 1st Battalion, 10th Marines, Lieutenant Colonel Sawyer attended the Advanced Maneuver Warfare Course and then was assigned as the Battalion Operations Officer. In August of 2022, Lieutenant Colonel Sawyer was selected to become the II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Staff Secretary. In July 2023, Lieutenant Colonel Sawyer reported to the II MEF G-39/Fires and Effects Coordination Center to serve as the Deliberate Targeting Officer. Upon conclusion of his tour on the II MEF staff, Lieutenant Colonel Sawyer returned to 10th Marine Regiment, where he currently serves as the Regimental Executive Officer. Lieutenant Colonel Sawyer's personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with second gold star in lieu of third award, and the Combat Action Ribbon. Lieutenant Colonel Sawyer holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Mississippi and a Masters in Military Operational Art and Science from Air University.

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Sergeant Major Giovanni A. Lobo
Sergeant Major, 10th Marines

Sergeant Major Giovanni A. Lobo enlisted in the Marine Corps in January 1997. Following completion

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