Colonel Robert Brodie
Colonel Robert Brodie, newly appointed commander of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, accepts the unit guidon from Col. Tye R. Wallace during a change of command ceremony at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 13, 2018. Brodie assumed command after recently serving at 1st Air Force, 601st Air Operations Center. Wallace, a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, led the 31st MEU through four deployments during his tenure, including the historic operational MEU deployment featuring the F-35B Lightning II fighter jet earlier in 2018. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps' only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations.
(U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Gunnery Sgt. T. T. Parish/Released)