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3d Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion

Mission Statement

Provide close-in, low altitude, surface-to-air weapons fires, and when task-organized, provide command and control, and forces for ground security in defense of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Commander's designated vital areas.

3D LAAD BN Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Jason C. Yurisic
Commanding Officer, 3d Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion

LtCol Yurisic is a native of Pennsylvania.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1999 and served as a Security Forces Marine at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia.  He is a 2004 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and received his commission via the NROTC program.After completion of The Basic School and Low Altitude Air Defense (LAAD)

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Major Michael Jacobellis
Executive Officer, 3d Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion

Major Michael R. Jacobellis was raised in La Verne, CA.  After graduating from the University of California Davis with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, he attended Officer Candidate School in the fall of 2009 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.Following completion of The Basic School in July 2010, Second

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Sergeant Major Robert W. Ashby Jr.
Sergeant Major, 3d Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion

Robert W. Ashby Jr. was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and raised in Lone Jack, Missouri. He enlisted in June 2000 and underwent training at Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California. Private Ashby was meritoriously promoted to Private First Class at the completion of recruit training. In

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