Change of Command - 1st Marines (1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division). On 4 June 2010 in a Change of Command ceremony, Colonel Daniel J. O'Donahue relinquished command of the famed 1st Marines to Colonel David J. Furness, a former Commanding Officer of 1st Battalion 1st Marines.
Colonel O'Donahue assumed command of the 1st Marines on 3 June 2009, and leaves the Regiment following his selection for promotion to Brigadier General. His next duties will be as Director, Marine Corps Combat Development, Quantico, Virginia.
These images are presented in the order of events of the day, beginning with the gathering of guests, formation of the Regiment just off the parade ground, serenade by the 1st Marine Division Band, the Change of Command, Pass in Review, and concluding with informal greetings and congratulations among families and guests. Image #12 describes the sequence of events.
The passing of the colors, delivered by Regimental Sergeant Major Bryan Zickefoose to the outgoing Commanding Officer, and in turn presented to the new Commander, symbolizes the formal transfer of command.
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FABULOUS photos. Thank you. Semper Fi, Ed Arnold USMC 1958-61 - Ed Arnold, Wed, 9 Jun 2010 5:48PM
Always amazed at the quality and perfection of these wonderful albums denoting such a wonderful branch of our military - Only a Top Notch devoted Marine could accomplish such a splendid job. Thanks for including us again - Dale and MJ - Dale & MJ, Wed, 9 Jun 2010 7:31AM
Thanks, great pics! Please let me know if you want me to drive down to Pendlton in the future.