IWAKUNI, Japan - 3rd Marine Logistics Group elements aboard station received a visit from their commanding general here June 15, 2012.
The visit was part of Brig. Gen. Craig C. Crenshaw and Sgt. Maj. Lawrence P. Fineran’s Farewell tour.
“These Marines and sailors provide tremendous support for the residents aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, so it is important for me to come out and show my appreciation as their commanding general,” said Crenshaw. “I appreciate the type of
support and level of support they provide to
all the residents here.”
While here, Crenshaw and Fineran met with the Marines currently on duty at the Aircraft Traffic Control Tower, then continued their visit with Combat Logistics Company 36 and the sailors with 3rd Dental Battalion 11th Dental Company.
“I’m very satisfied with the performance of the Marines and sailors here,” said Crenshaw. “As I look back and talk to the people they support on a daily basis, they are satisfied with the work of 3rd MLG. This tells me that they are providing a higher level of support toward mission capabilities and effectiveness.”
Knowing that no matter what one's job may be, everyone wants to know their efforts serve a purpose and the work they do matters in the big picture, several of the Marines related. “I enjoyed being in the presence of the commanding general and sergeant major.”
said Cpl. Cesar Rodriguez, a CLC-36 warehouse clerk. “The level of experience and knowledge that they possess is astounding.
It gives you the motivation and inspiration to get to their level, if you have ever thought about giving up, not reenlisting, that the work you do does not matter or there is no point in continuing to perform your best. I believe it is the mission of those of higher rank to inspire their Marines and that’s exactly what they did. They came here and re-inspired us.” The visit by Crenshaw reassured the Marines and sailors with 3rd MLG aboard station they did matter in the grand scheme and their hard work and dedication to excellence has not gone unnoticed by their command and the Marine Corps.