9th Communication Battalion
I MEF Information Group

On order, 9th Communication Battalion provides task organized expeditionary forces capable of operating, defending, and preserving information networks IOT enable command and control for the Commander in all domains, and support and conduct MAGTF operations in the information environment.



Duty Office: (760) 725-3180

Duty Cell: (760) 846-3729


(866) 890-2439



Deployment Readiness Coordinator

Heather N. Johnson

9th Communication Battalion

Office: 760-725-8606

Cell: 760-799-4560

What is the Unit, Personal, and Family Readiness Program?

The Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Program provides support to service members, and their families, to successfully balance life, career and mission events. This support is provided through proactive outreach and intervention using Official Communication, Readiness and Resource Support, Deployment Support, and Volunteer Management. This support is extend to the entire family unit and includes children, spouses, parents and other extended family members.

UPFRP Welcome Letter

Who can participate?


Anyone and everyone is encouraged to participate. This can include parents, grandparents, siblings, spouses, children and more. If you are interested, we'd love to have you! Your service member can provide your contact information to the Deployment Readiness Coordinator to be able to receive ongoing communication.

Important Contacts

Battalion Officer on Duty: 760-725-3180

Military & Family Life Counselor: 760-382-4870

Military OneSource: 1-800-342-9647 (24/7 support)

Non-Emergency PMO: 760-725-3888

Camp Pendleton Resources

L.I.N.K.S.:  Lifestyles, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, & Skills is an

engaging workshop that provides participants with the information needed to

navigate the military lifestyle. Sessions for spouses, parents, teens, kids,

and more are offered. For more information, visit:



Base Education Center: Explore  programs and degrees to help you meet your

personal and professional goals. For a list of colleges on base and more

information, visit:



Family Member Employment Assistance Program: Attention spouses, children, and

other dependents! Update your resume, practice interview skills, learn about

local job fairs. To learn more, visit:



New Parent Support:  Receive assistance, education, and support from in-home

visits, parenting education classes, information, and referrals for

active-duty personnel and their family members. To sign-up, visit:



Volunteer Program: For Camp Pendleton and the local area opportunities, please

register (and log your hours!) here:



TRICARE: Explore plan options for healthcare coverage (to include dental,

vision,  and mental health!):



Semper Fit: Base programs that include 13 gyms, group exercise classes,

nutrition counseling, massage therapy and more:



Military OneSource: 24/7 confidential, non-medical counseling options - phone,

online, and in-person services available:



Mental Health - Resources: Detailed list of  available services for AD

military and dependents:



Community Counseling Center: Free on-base counseling to service members and

their families (individual, couples, child and teen, care management, and

family counseling).



FOCUS Project: provides resilience training to military children, families,

and couples. Learn practical skills to overcome common military life



Phone: 760.859.6079



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Battalion Chaplain

LT Eric R. Bryan

9th Communication Battalion Chaplain

Office: (760) 763-3182

Cell: (858) 382-5848

For appointments please call:
Religious Program Specialist
(760) 763-3182


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Commanding Officer, 9th Communication Battalion

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Sgt. Maj. Douglas E. Gardner
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