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Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command

Virginia Beach, VA
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Cpl. Jared Sackett was presented a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal for administrative support of the Georgia Deployment Program - International Security Assistance Force program.
Capt. Nicholas Pisacano was promoted to his current rank, July 2.
Gunnery Sgt. William Argenbright was promoted to his current rank, July 2.
Cpl. Stephen Campbell was promoted to his present rank, July 2. Campbell is also the Marine of the Quarter for MCSCG.
Major Matthew Odonnell is awarded a Meritorious Service Medal, July 2.
Maj. Gregory DeMarco is presented an Air Medal, July 2.
Master Sgt. Todd Stolte is awarded a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, July 2.
Sgt. Gregory A. Holmes is presented a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, July 2.
Sergeant Michael Moyer and Lance Cpl. Stephen Campbell were selected as the NCO and Marine of the Quarter for Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group, June 27.
U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Tim Lynch, an EOD team leader and foreign advisor at MCSCG provided counter-improvised explosive device operations subject matter expertise and training to more than 100 soldiers from the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) from June 7 – 17. Lynch is a native of Naperville, Illinois.
Lt. Gen. Dennis J. Hejlik, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, presents “Old Glory” to Sgt. Maj. Greg W. Grizzle, the former senior enlisted advisor for the command who retired from the Marine Corps after the unit’s relief and appointment ceremony, June 14. Grizzle who is a native of Iola, Kan., retired from the Marine Corps after more than 31 years of military service.
Sergeant Major Michael Jones assumes duty as the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command sergeant major during the traditional passing of the non-commissioned officer sword at the unit’s relief and appointment ceremony, June 14. The passing of the sword symbolizes the transfer of responsibility, knowledge and leadership to the new sergeant major for a unit.
Captain Arlon D. Smith, an intelligence officer and Frankfort, Ind. native, was presented a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal by Col. Christopher McCarthy, commanding officer at Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group during a formation at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek – Fort Story, Va., June12. During his tour at MCSCG, Smith deployed multiple times across three different continents, and lead teams in the training of partner forces.
Chileans Marine forward observers call in for naval gunfire support during a subject matter expert exchange with three Marines from Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group at Puerto Aldea, Chile, May 13-18. Subject matter expert exchanges such as this one are part of a long-term regional engagement plan by U.S Southern Command and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South, towards increasing service partnerships and improving each country's capabilities and interoperability. ::r::::n::
Gunnery Sgt. Shaun Leek (rear right), Capt. Devin Myler and Capt. Blaine Barby from Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group participated in a subject matter expert exchange with Marines from Second Marine Detachment Miller of the Republic of Chile's Marine Corps (Cuerpo de Infanteria Marina de la Armada de Chile), at Puerto Aldea, Chile, May 14-18. Subject matter expert exchanges such as this one (fire support coordination ) are part of a long-term regional engagement plan by U.S Southern Command and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South, towards increasing service partnerships and improving each country's capabilities and interoperability. ::r::::n::
A Chilean Marine practices call for fire during an air and surface fires delivery Subject Matter Expert Exchange at Puerto Aldea, Chile from March 13 – 18. Subject Matter Expert Exchanges are part of U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South’s long-term regional engagement plan to increase service partnerships and improve each country’s capabilities and interoperability.
A Chilean Marine explains how he and other Chilean Marine forward observers call for fire support to three MCSCG Marines (from left to right: Gunnery Sgt. Shaun Leek, Capt. Devin Myler and Capt. Blaine Barby)  during an air and surface fires delivery Subject Matter Expert Exchange at Puerto Aldea, Chile from March 13 – 18. Subject Matter Expert Exchanges are part of U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South’s long-term regional engagement plan to increase service partnerships and improve each country’s capabilities and interoperability.
Marine Capt. Devin Myler, an F-18 pilot, who currently serves as the air officer at MCSCG, explains how U.S. Marines coordinate and plan for close air support with Marines from the Chilean Marine Corps’ Second Marine Detachment “Miller” at Puerto Aldea, Chile. Myler, who is a native of Washington, D.C. and a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, was one of three Marines who participated in a air and surface fires delivery Subjec Matter Expert Exchange with the Chilean Marines from March 13 - 18.
Marine Capt. Devin Myler, an F-18 pilot, who currently serves as the air officer at MCSCG, explains how U.S. Marines coordinate and plan for close air support with Marines from the Chilean Marine Corps’ Second Marine Detachment “Miller” at Puerto Aldea, Chile. Myler, who is a native of Washington, D.C. and a U.S. Naval Academy graduate, was one of three Marines who participated in a air and surface fires delivery Subjec Matter Expert Exchange with the Chilean Marines from March 13 - 18.
Gunnery Sgt. Shaun Leek, the Fires Chief at MCSCG, observes the Chilean Marine Corps’ Second Marine Detachment “Miller” conduct a surface delivery fire mission during a Subject Matter Expert Exchange at Puerto Aldea, Chile. Leek is a native of Virginia, Minn.