UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS,
NOVEMBER 1, 1940
HEADQUARTERS, UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
Major General Thomas Holcomb
Commandant
FLEET MARINE FORCE
MGEN William P. Upshur
FIRST BRIGADE, (HQ Guantanamo Bay)
BGEN Holland M. Smith
FIFTH MARINE REGIMENT
Lt. Col. Alfred H. Noble

First Battalion
Lt. Col. Charles T. Brooks
Second Battalion
Maj. William J. Whaling
Third  Battalion
Maj. George R. Rowan
ELEVENTH MARINE REGIMENT
No Commander Assigned

First Battalion
Lt. Col. Galen M. Sturgis
Second Battalion
not yet organized
FIRST MARINE AIRCRAFT GROUP
Lt. Col. Field Harris
Base Air Detachment 1
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HQ & Service Squadron 1
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VMJ-1
Major A. D. Cooley
VMS-1
Major V. M. Guymon
VMF-1
Major T. J. Walker, jr.
VMB-1
Major John N. Smith
VMO-1
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SECOND BRIGADE, (HQ San Diego)
BGEN Clayton B. Vogel
SIXTH MARINE REGIMENT
Col. Leo D. Hermle

First Battallion
Lt. Col. Oliver P. Smith
Second Battalion
Lt. Col. Lewis B. Reagan
Third Battalion
not yet organized
TENTH MARINE REGIMENT
No Commander Assigned

First Battalion
not yet organized
Second Battalion
Lt. Col. John B. Wilson
EIGHTH MARINE REGIMENT
Col. Henry A. Larson

First Battallion
Lt. Col. Franklin A. Hart
Second Battalion
Lt. Col. Elmer E. Hall
Third Battalion
not yet organized
SECOND MARINE AIRCRAFT GROUP
Lt. Col. Lewis C. Merritt
Base Air Detachment 2
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HQ & Service Squadron 2
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VMJ-2
Lt. Colonel B. F. Johnson
VMS-2
Major S. E. Ridderhoff
VMF-2
Major C. L. Fike
VMB-2
Major Ira Kimes
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FIRST DEFENSE BATTALION
Lt. Col. Bert A. Bone

SECOND DEFENSE BATTALION
Col. Thomas E. Bourke

SIXTH DEFENSE BATTALION
not yet organized
SEVENTH MARINE REGIMENT
not yet organized
MARINE AIRCRAFT WING
BGEN Ross E. Rowell
OTHER STATIONS
MARINE BARRACKS, PARRIS ISLAND, SC
No Commander listed

Fourth Defense Battalion
Col. William H. Rupertus
Fifth Defense Battalion
Col. Lloyd L. Leech
MARINE BARRACKS, PEARL HARBOR, TH
No Commander listed

Third Defense Battalion
Col. Harry K. Pickett
NAVAL AIR STATION, DUTCH HARBOR, TA
No Commander listed

Advanced Detachment, Marine Defense Force
Maj. Augustus W. Cockrell
BASE AIR DETACHMENT, BOURNE FIELD, ST. THOMAS, VI
Lt. Col. Ford O. Rogers

VMS-3
Captain R. T. Carleson