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Wilmette native, U.S. Marine infantry officer recognized as top leader in California battalion

Captain Maxwell F. Bernstein, Weapons Company commander, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, was awarded the Lieutenant Col. Joseph R. “Bull” Fisher Award for superior leadership and motivation as a commissioned officer during an award ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 21, 2014. Bernstein, a 28-year-old native of Wilmette, Ill., and a 2004 graduate of Lake Forest Academy, led Marines during multinational exercises in Australia in 2013, including Exercise Talisman Sabre and Exercise Koolendong. As a first lieutenant, Bernstein served in a position usually filled by a higher-ranking major. His dedication helped the Marines succeed during an eight-month deployment to Okinawa, Japan, as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. Bernstein is also a recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with combat V for valor, the Combat Action Ribbon and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jacob H. Harrer / cleared for release)



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This work, Wilmette native, U.S. Marine infantry officer recognized as top leader in California battalion [Image 13 of 14], by Sgt Jacob Harrer, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.21.2014

Date Posted:02.25.2014 13:02

Photo ID:1173875

VIRIN:140221-M-XZ121-011

Resolution:3456x5184

Size:2.05 MB

Location:MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

Hometown:WILMETTE, IL, US

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