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Corps’ most decorated regiment welcomes new sergeant major

Colonel Jason Bohm, commanding officer, 5th Marine Regiment, passes the noncommissioned officer sword to Sgt. Maj. Clifford Wiggins, sergeant major, 5th Marines, during a relief, appointment and retirement ceremony at the Camp San Mateo helicopter landing pad here, Sept. 6, 2013. Marines and sailors of the Fighting Fifth bid farewell to Sgt. Maj. Alberto Ruiz, former sergeant major, 5th Marines, who retired after 30 years of service after relinquishing his post to Wiggins during the ceremony. Wiggins served as the sergeant major of 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion before assuming his current post. Ruiz is a Laredo, Texas, native, Bohm is an Oyster Bay, N.Y., native, and Wiggins is a Cincinnati native.



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This work, Corps’ most decorated regiment welcomes new sergeant major [Image 7 of 8], by Sgt Alfred V. Lopez, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.06.2013

Date Posted:09.10.2013 17:16

Photo ID:1014558

VIRIN:130906-M-PH863-609

Resolution:4088x2726

Size:4.31 MB

Location:CAMP PENDLEON, CA, US

Hometown:CINCINNATI, OH, US

Hometown:LAREDO, TX, US

Hometown:OYSTER BAY, NY, US

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