Headquarters and Service Battalion
Headquarters and Service Battalion is the parent command for the personnel who provide continuous
support to the depot and its subordinate commands in order to accomplish the depot’s mission of "Making Marines."
The battalion is comprised Headquarters Company and Service Company.
The companies and their respective sections provide critical support to depot operations, recruit training and recruiting operations.



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Commanding Officer, Headquarters & Service Battalion

Lt. Col. Nathan P. Bastar

LtCol Nathan Bastar was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. In high school he played football, wrestled, and played rugby. ...

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Sergeant Major, Headquarters & Service Battalion

Sgt. Maj. John R. Preston

From Easley, South Carolina, SgtMaj Preston enlisted in the Marine Corps and attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. Upon completion of School of Infantry, and the Basic Security Guard School, PFC Preston reported to the newly formed 2d Fleet...

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