III MEF bids farewell to Nicholson, welcomes Smith as new commanding general

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III MEF bids farewell to Nicholson, welcomes Smith as new commanding general

by: Sgt. Matthew Bragg | .
U.S. Marine Corps | .
published: August 03, 2018

Lt. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson (right) and Lt. Gen. Eric M. Smith briefly hug after Nicholson's speech at a III Marine Expeditionary Force change of command ceremony, Aug. 2, 2018, at the parade deck aboard Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan. Nicholson relinquished his duties as the III MEF commanding general to Smith. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew J. Bragg)