12th Marine Regiment Relief and Appointment Ceremony

12th Marine Regiment Relief and Appointment Ceremony

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III Marine Expeditionary Force

U.S. Marine Corps Col. James Lewis , center, relinquished command as the 12th Marines’ commanding officer after passing the regiment’s colors to Col. Jeffrey Morgan during a relief and appointment ceremony aboard Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, on June 9, 2017. Relief and appointment ceremonies are part of the Marine Corps’ tradition in passing leadership from one to another.

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