2nd Intelligence Battalion

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2nd Intelligence Battalion
2d Intel Insignia
Active 1 February 1989 – present
Country United States
Allegiance United States
Branch USMC
Role Military intelligence
Part of II Marine Expeditionary Force
Motto(s) "Videmus, Audimus, Novimus"
Engagements Operation Desert Storm
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Lieutenant Colonel Wyeth M. Towle

The 2d Intelligence Battalion (2d Intel) is a Marine Corps Intelligence military intelligence and counterintelligence unit based at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. They provide the II Marine Expeditionary Force with intelligence products and analysis.


Plan and direct, collect, process, produce and disseminate intelligence, and provide counterintelligence support to the MEF Command Element, MEF major subordinate commands, subordinate Marine Air Ground Task Forces (MAGTF), and other commands as directed.

Subordinate units

  • Headquarters and Service Company
  • Battlefield Surveillance Company
  • Direct Support Company
  • Intelligence Operations Company

Unit awards

A unit citation or commendation is an award bestowed upon an organization for the action cited. Members of the unit who participated in said actions are allowed to wear on their uniforms the awarded unit citation. 2nd Intel Battalion has been presented with the following awards:

Ribbon Unit Award
U.S. Navy Unit Commendation ribbon.svg
Navy Unit Commendation
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon.svg
Meritorious Unit Commendation
National Defense Service Medal ribbon.svg
National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal ribbon.svg
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal ribbon (1991–2016).svg
Southwest Asia Service Medal with two Bronze Stars
Afghanistan Campaign Medal ribbon.svg
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal ribbon.svg
Iraq Campaign Medal with one Silver Star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal ribbon.svg
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global war terrorism service ribbon.gif
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

See also


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Marine Corps.
  • 2nd Intel's official website
  • Marine Parents Portal for 2d Intel Bn
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