Unit Operational Records


Revolutionary War through World War I*

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Old Military and Civil Records Branch (NWCTB)
700 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20408
Phone: (202) 357-5400
Fax: (202) 357-5936

WWI*, WWII, Korea**, Vietnam**, and 1965-1975

National Archives at College Park (NWCTM)
Modern Military Records Branch
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Phone: (301) 837-3161
Fax: (301) 837-1752

Operational Unit Records: 1976 – present
(Command Chronology)

Marine Corps History Division
Attn: Archives Branch
2044 Broadway St.
Quantico, VA 22134
Phone: (703) 784-4685


Helpful Hints:

*Combat records of the 4th Marine Brigade are maintained with the records of the Army's 2d Infantry Division in the National Archives in College Park, Maryland.  Those Marine Corps units that were not in combat are housed in the National Archives in Washington, DC.

**Vietnam and Korean War records have been retired to NARA.  However, digital copies of the records for the Korean War for many units may still be available on CD from the Gray Research Center Archives at the address listed above. 

Some Korean War records are also available digitally from the following source:

Korean War Project:

Vietnam War records are also available digitally from the following sources:

National Archives:

Texas Tech University:


Reference Branch
USMC History Division

Marine Corps University