On 5 June 2015 at Camp Horno, on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base, in a Change of Command ceremony for 1/1 (1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division) Lieutenant Colonel Lance A. Jackola relinquished command of the battalion to Lieutenant Colonel Steven M. Sutey.
On the LZ (Landing Zone) above Camp Horno the Photographs begin with arrival of guests, Marines of the battalion waiting on roadside for orders to take their position on the parade deck, and a concert by the 1st Marine Division Band prior to the beginning of the ceremony.
Photographs follow the sequence of events in image # 20, beginning with formation of the battalion staff and the Invocation by the Battalion Chaplain.
The passing of the Battalion's battle colors, delivered by Battalion Sergeant Major C. T. Nguyen (now Regimental SgtMajor, 5th Marines) to the outgoing Commanding Officer, and in turn presented to the new Commander, symbolizes the formal transfer of command.
Immediately following the passing of colors, Lieutenant Colonel Jackola was ordered front & center where the was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.
After image 102, Marines and guests greet and offer congratulations prior to leaving for the reception.
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Videos shot by my son, Dirk, offer movement and sound for the "Sound Off" march & counter march, the "Pass In Review," and the closing of the program with the traditional playing of "Waltzing Matilda", "Anchors Away" and "The Marine Hymn." Click the "full screen" option at lower right of each video for best view.
Colonel, Great shots as always. I really enjoy the photos you take and am glad we have one of you for change. Semper Fi, Ed - Ed Arnold, Fri, 10 Jul 2015 10:39PM
Another great job by you and your son. Both the videos and your still shots are perfect. I particularly liked seeing the photo of the 5th Marines CO, my old unit. In my day it was Colonel Tolson A. Smoak. We always thought these guys looked so old; now they all look so very Young! :-)
Looked at all photos and took in some of the videos to start our day today. A grand thing you do BB and we always see the best in your work!!! You inspire many minds - thanks for your work and including us. MJ - Dale and MJ, Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:57AM
BB, as a C-1-1, Korea/ thanks, and would like to shoot 'U' for getting sick when we met with the present C-1-1, at our annual reunion, at Horno.
Still a thrill.All great shots,even 111. - George L Blick, Sun, 14 Jun 2015 9:31AM
Great pictures...as always! Guess a lot of us had the same thought... wish there was one of BB and there it was at the end! You always inspire me to get my camera out! Thanks BB! - Kathy Adair, Sun, 14 Jun 2015 8:21AM
I think this was the third time I had to honor of attending a change of command at Camp Pendleton. The experience is humbling. To be around so many great men and women who are serving our country is unlike anything else I've ever done. - Dirk Yarborough | http://dirkbag.com, Sun, 14 Jun 2015 8:20AM