The 8th Engineer Support Battalion (8th ESB) is an engineering support unit of the United States Marine Corps and is headquartered at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The unit falls under the command of the 2nd Marine Logistics Group and the II Marine Expeditionary Force.
To provide general engineering support to Marine Expeditionary Forces encompassing mobility enhancement, including the employment of standard bridging, survivability, explosive ordnance disposal, the provision of tactical utilities support, production and storage of bulk water, and general supply support incident to the handling, storage and distribution of bulk fuel. To be prepared to support missions surpassing the organic engineer capability of the Marine Division and Marine Air Wing.Headquarters and Service Company
Engineering Support Company
Bulk Fuel Company
2nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company
Activated 11 December 1950 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, as 8th Engineer Battalion, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic
Assigned during September 1962 to Force Troops, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic
Redesingated 1 January 1976 as 8th Engineer Support Battalion, Force Troops/ 2d Force Service Support Group, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic
Provided combat service support to Marine Amphibious Units in the United States, Caribbean, and Mediterranean
Elements provided disaster relief support to Charleston, South Carolina, after Hurricane Hugo, September–October 1989
Participated in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Southwest Asia, December 1990-April 1991
Elements participated in Haitian refugee operations, Cuba, November 1991-October 1992
Elements provided disaster relief support to southern Florida after Hurricane Andrew, September–October 1992
Elements provided bridging support to the State of Florida, Volusia County, during wildfires, July 1998.
Elements provided disaster relief support to Puerto Rico after Hurricane George, September–November 1998 (CSSD-68)
Elements provided disaster relief support to Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala after Hurricane Mitch, November 1998-April 1999 (CSSD-69)
Deployed during February 2003 to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq, March–May 2003
Elements participated in Operation Secure Tomorrow, Haiti, February–June 2004
Elements returned to Iraq in February 2004 for continued operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom 2-1.
Elements participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq, January 2005-March 2006
Participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq, March–October 2007
Participated in Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, April–November 2009
Elements participated in Operation Unified Response, Haiti, January–March 2010
Participated in Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, November 2010-June 2011