News: MLG commanding general imparts guidance
CAMP KINSER, Japan - The commanding general of 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, met with commanders, sergeants major and the command master chief from 3rd MLG during his annual conference held at Surfside here July 27-28.
This is the second year Brig. Gen. Craig C. Crenshaw has held his commanders and sergeants major conference, which he uses as a platform to provide his guidance and intent and to discuss the current operations of each section of 3rd MLG.
During the conference, Crenshaw reemphasized the mission of the MLG “to provide responsive combat logistics support to III MEF and other Marine forces within our area of operations.”
He went on to discuss his determination to ensure the welfare of the Marines and sailors under his charge, as well as their families.
Crenshaw reminded the attendees of the resources available to the MLG and where to find them.
“The idea is to bring the leadership of the MLG together to discuss issues and how we can better serve our Marines and sailors,” said Crenshaw.
A commander and senior enlisted representative from every battalion and regiment within the MLG attended the conference.
Each representative briefed the commanding general about the latest plans and operations within their unit. The conference also provided an opportunity for commanders who have recently assumed command to familiarize themselves with MLG policies and procedures.
“We have new commanders within the [unit], many of whom are commanding in Okinawa for the first time,” said Sgt. Maj. Lawrence P. Fineran, sergeant major of 3rd MLG. “We must stress the uniqueness of the climate here.”
Meetings of this nature are important because they foster the “3rd MLG team concept” amongst the leaders, said Fineran.
The presenters emphasized the importance of the MLG’s senior leadership working together for all major decisions.
“There is no better way for the leadership to receive the commanding general’s intent other than straight from the commanding general himself,” said Fineran.
Date Posted:08.03.2011 21:49
Location:CAMP KINSER, OKINAWA, JP
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