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Leaders

Leadership

Lt. Gen George W. Smith Jr.
Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force

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Brig. Gen. Ryan S. “Chick” Rideout
Deputy Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Brigadier General Rideout assumed duties as Deputy Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force

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Sgt. Maj. Terrence C. Whitcomb
Sergeant Major, I Marine Expeditionary Force

Sergeant Major Whitcomb began Marine Corps Recruit Training on 14 September 1993 at Marine Corps

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CMDCM(FMF/SW/AW/IW) Toby A. Ruiz
Command Master Chief I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF)

Though a native of Montebello, California, Master Chief Ruiz calls Monte Vista, Colorado home.  He

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BRIGADIER GENERAL JASON G. WOODWORTH
Commanding General, Marine Corps Installations West - Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Commanding General, Marine Corps Installations West - Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

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Sergeant Major Matthew R. Hackett
Sergeant Major, Marine Corps Installations West - Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Sergeant Major Hackett enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on 8 February 1993 and attended

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Colonel John W. Black
Commanding Officer, Security and Emergency Services Battalion

Colonel (Col) Black is a Ground Colonel and Regional Affairs Officer in the United States Marine

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Sergeant Major Hector N. Ortiz
Sergeant Major, Security & Emergency Services Battalion

Sergeant Major Ortiz enlisted in the Marine Corps in August 1993 and underwent recruit training at

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Colonel Daniel M. Whitley
Commanding Officer, Headquarters and Support Battalion

Colonel Whitley was born in Massapequa, NY.  He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in May 1997

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Sergeant Major Eric L. Darmstadt
Sergeant Major, Headquarters and Support Battalion

Sergeant Major Eric Darmstadt enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1992 following graduation from Fort

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Colonel David B. Moore
Commanding Officer MCAS Camp Pendleton

Colonel David B. Moore was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in

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Sergeant Major Curtis A. Rice
Sergeant Major MCAS Camp Pendleton

Sergeant Major Rice is a native of Worcester, Massachusetts. He reported to MCRD Parris Island, 3rd

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Commanding Officer Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
Commanding Officer Marine Corps Air Station Yuma

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Commander

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Colonel Thomas M. Bedell
COMMANDING OFFICER, MCAS MIRAMAR

Colonel Thomas M. Bedell graduated from the College of William and

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Sergeant Major Jason R. Cain
Sergeant Major, MCAS Miramar

Sergeant Major Jason R. Cain enlisted in the Marine Corps in March 1993 and underwent recruit

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Colonel Gregory B. Pace
Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow

Colonel Gregory B. Pace is the Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow California.

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Sergeant Major Edward C. Kretschmer
Sergeant Major Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow

 Sergeant Major Edward C. KretschmerSergeant Major Edward C. Kretschmer is a native Wyandotte,

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