Camp Pendleton's Sgt. Maj. Ronald Green Chosen As Top Enlisted Marine (Video)
I Marine Expeditionary Force Sergeant Major Ronald L. Green, who is based at Camp Pendleton, will serve as the 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps.
The new position will make Green the senior enlisted leader of the Marines.
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford made the announcement on Tuesday, saying of Green:
“His dynamic leadership is well known throughout the ranks of our Corps. His wide range of experience in both peacetime and combat, and his record of performance make him extraordinarily well-qualified to serve as our senior enlisted leader.”
Green has been a Marine for 31 years. The Marine Corps Times reports he trained as an artilleryman:
He has served as a drill instructor at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, and completed inspector-instructor duty with a Louisiana Reserve unit. He was selected to the rank of sergeant major in December 2004.
Green will take over his new job at a ceremony at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va. the morning of Feb. 20.
Green left this video message Tuesday morning on the I MEF Facebook page: