|1/1 MARINES CHANGE OF COMMAND - 2009|
Date(s): 16 October 2009. Album by BB Yarborough. Photos by ©2009 B.B. Yarborough. 1 - 121 of 121 Total. 1200 Visits.
|On 16 October 2009 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 Tye R. Wallace relinquished command of the battalion to Lieutenant Colonel Craig R. Wonson.|
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 #17, 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 Troy Dabney to the outgoing Commanding Officer, and in turn presented to the new Commander, symbolizes the formal transfer of command.
After image 97, Marines and guests greet and offer congratulations prior to leaving for the reception.
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