Marines

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Richard F. Fuerst, left, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, commander of Marine Corps Installations Command (MCICOM), and Brig. Gen. Paul Rock Jr., commander of Marine Corps Installations Pacific (MCIPAC), view the air station from the air traffic control tower at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, June 18, 2018. Coglianese visited MCAS Iwakuni during his tour of MCIPAC, as a part of his duties as the commander of MCICOM. The visit marked the first time that he visited the air station as the MCICOM commander and the first time that he viewed expansion projects and the recently completed Atago Hills complex. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Jones)
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Mark Palmer, left, commanding officer of Marine Aircraft Group 12, Col. Richard F. Fuerst, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Rear Adm. Yoshikazu Morita, commanding officer of Fleet Air Wing 31, Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, commander of Marine Corps Installations Command (MCICOM), Toshiyuki Kuwahara, a city assembly chairman with Iwakuni City, Yoshihiko Fukuda, mayor of Iwakuni City, and Brig. Gen. Paul Rock Jr., commander of Marine Corps Installations Pacific (MCIPAC), pose for a photo outside of a local restaurant in Iwakuni, City, Japan, June 19, 2018. The leadership from MCAS Iwakuni, MCICOM, MCIPAC and Iwakuni City gathered for a dinner during MCICOM leadership’s tour of MCIPAC. The visit marked the first time that Coglianese visited the station as the MCICOM commander and the first time that he viewed expansion projects and the recently completed Atago Hills complex. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Jones)
Marine Corps Installations Command (MCICOM) is celebrating Earth Day, 22 April, by hosting or participating in numerous events at Marine Corps installations. These events help to remind all Marines and civilians on our installations to recognize the critical interdependence between our mission, the environment, and the communities in which we train and operate, at home, and abroad.
In the Commander’s annual MARADMIN, MajGen Vincent Coglianese said that, “Simple changes in our personal behaviors can make a meaningful impact: turning off lights when leaving, carpooling to work, reducing water use at home and in the workplace, participating in recycling and waste minimization programs; using reusable bags; and minimizing spills and disposal of harmful chemicals and cleaners,” can help protect our installations.
Earth Day presents an opportunity for Marine Corps Installations and individual Marines and civilians to raise awareness of our responsibilities and demonstrate our commitment to protecting the environment as a critical component of readiness.
Gunnery Sergeant Andrea Cole, Legal Chief of the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate for Marine Corps Installations Command, from January 2015 - June 2018, was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal in recognition of her professionalism, organizational skill, and unsurpassed legal and administrative expertise.  The citation read, "Through superb legal and administrative acumen, she consistently provided well-researched, comprehensive, and thoughtful support on a wide array of legal issues including military justice, ethics, installation facilities, civil, and administrative law that enabled the Commander and staff to effectively accomplish their myriad missions around the globe."  Presiding over the ceremony was Major General Vincent Coglianese, Commander, Marine Corps Installations Command.
Each year, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) hosts the Military Food Service Awards in Chicago, Ill. This year, the Marine Corps award -- the W.P.T. Hill Award -- was presented to MCIPAC Camp Butler for Best Military/ Contractor Garrison Mess Hall, to MCIEAST Camp Lejeune for Best Foodservice Contracted Garrison Mess Hall and for Best Active Field Mess, and to MARFORRES for Best Reserve Field Mess. (Photo courtesy of NRAEF)
MajGen Craig Crenshaw, center, congratulates the Marine Corps winners of the 2018 Military Foodservice Awards, sponsored by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). The Marine Corps award -- called the W.P.T. Hill Awards -- is given each year in a variety of foodservice categories.  This year, from MCICOM, MCIEAST - Camp Lejeune and MCIPAC - Camp Butler took home awards for their mess halls. (Photo courtesy of MCICOM G4)
MCLB Barstow was named the winner of the 2018 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards in the Sustainability, Industrial Installation category. Pictured is the environmental team at MCLB Barstow.  The Sustainability, Industrial Installation award recognizes efforts by industrial installations to prevent or eliminate pollution at the source, including practices that increase efficiency and sustainability in the use of raw materials, energy, water, or other resources. The sustainability award also recognizes energy efficiency and renewable energy practices, greenhouse gas reduction efforts, procurement of sustainable goods and services, waste diversion, and efforts to plan for adaptation and resilience.
Master Sergeant Jose Morales (right), Operations Chief for the G-1 Personnel Branch was promoted on 9 February 2018 to his current rank. The ceremony, which took place in the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Office was presided over by CWO3 Justina Cruz (left) and MCICOM SgtMaj Anthony Cruz. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Kristen Tenery)
Master Sergeant Jose Morales, Operations Chief for the G-1 Personnel Branch (center) was presented with his citation and letter of promotion to his current rank on 9 February 2018. The ceremony, which took place in the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Office was presided over by CWO3 Justina Cruz (left) and MCICOM SgtMaj Anthony Cruz (right). GySgt Morales thanked his family, friends and peers who came to witness his promotion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Kristen Tenery)
SSgt Jarvis Brown Admin Chief for Marine Corps Installations Command (MCICOM) Special Staff, received a promotion to his current rank on 1 April 2018.  During the ceremony, SSgt Brown requested his parents pin on his new rank.
SSgt Jarvis Brown (center), Admin Chief for Marine Corps Installations Command (MCICOM) Special Staff, received a promotion to his current rank on 1 April 2018.  Commander MCICOM, MajGen Vincent Coglianese (left) presided over the promotion ceremony and spoke of SSgt Brown's dedication, his fortitude and his breadth of experience. MCICOM SgtMaj, Anthony Cruz (right) commented that SSgt Brown is an example of leadership and foresees his Marine Corps career excelling in the future.
On 2 April2018, SSgt Dieter Linder (left), MCICOM Military Manpower Operations Specialist, was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant at the Marsh Center, Marine Corps Base Quantico. Officiating the promotion was LtCol Andrew Lockett (second from right) who notes, "I've known SSgt Linder since he was a Private First Class and he has always exceed expectations going above and beyond to get the mission accomplish.  I challenge you junior Marines to strive to be like SSgt Linder."  MGySgt James Lockridge (far right) was senior enlisted in attendance, and MSgt Earl Scott (center) read the
citation.
SSgt Dieter Linder (left), MCICOM Military Manpower Operations Specialist, was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant at the Marsh Center, Marine Corps Base Quantico on 2 April 2018.  LtCol Andrew Lockett (right) officiated the promotion and pinned the new rank on SSgt Linder.
MCICOM SgtMaj Shows Support for Police Academy Graduates
Gunnery Sergeant Rosa Brackett addresses her family, friends and colleagues who attended her retirement ceremony on 5 January 2018 at the Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel of The Marine Corps in Triangle, VA.  She commended her mentors and family for supporting her throughout her career and acknowledged those who made a mark on her career
and personal growth.
Gunnery Sergeant Rosa Brackett (right), who served in the MCICOM G4 Food Service Branch, was retired by Captain Martiza Anderson (left) at the Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel of The Marine Corps in Triangle, VA on 5 January 2018.   MGySgt Brian Blanton (left, background) was the senior enlisted participating in the ceremony.
United States Navy Chaplain Herbert Griffin, Jr., and his daughter Porsche Griffin are both current students at Wesley Seminary. Chaplain Griffin is studying to receive a Doctor of Ministry in the Military Chaplaincy track and Porsche is pursuing a Master of Divinity. Both father and daughter will graduate in May 2020. Chaplain Griffin is in his 24th year of service in the United States Navy and serves as Command Chaplain of the Marine Corps Installations Command. Porsche is on track toward Navy chaplaincy and is applying for the Chaplain Candidate Program.
Marine Corps Installations Command (MCICOM) Facility Operations and Energy (GF-1) receives a Program Award from the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) on 2 Nov 2017 for the creation and implementation of the Installations Energy Strategy. The FEMP Award recognizes organizations for significant contributions to federal energy efficiency. From left to right: David Heinrichs, Timothy Unruh, Wes Weston, Drew Garza, Scott Houldsworth, Randy Monohan, Leslie Nicholls, Col. Andrew J. Bergen, Nick Spurling.
GySgt Andrea Cole, Legal Chief in the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, MCICOM was promoted to her current rank in the Women in Service Corridor at the Pentagon on 4 December 2017 by MCICOM Chief of Staff, Col Andrew Regan.  After receiving her rank, GySgt Cole expressed gratitude to her family, including her father who is a former Marine, for their support and encouragement during her 13 year career with the Marine Corps.
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Vincent Coglianese, commander, Marine Corps Installations Command, speaks during an awards ceremony for Marine Corps Air Facility (MCAF) Quantico at Turner Field, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Oct. 5, 2017. The ceremony was held in honor of MCAF receiving Volunteer Protection Program "star status", the highest safety award from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Timothy A. Turner)
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