Images: Corps’ most decorated regiment welcomes new sergeant major [Image 5 of 8]
Photo by Sgt. Alfred V. Lopez
Colonel Jason Bohm, commanding officer, 5th Marine Regiment, and Sgt. Maj. Clifford Wiggins, sergeant major, 5th Marines, congratulate Sgt. Maj. Alberto Ruiz, former sergeant major, 5th Marines, after awarding him the Legion of Merit 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 Ruiz 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.
Date Posted:09.10.2013 17:17
Location:CAMP PENDLETON, CA, US
Hometown:CINCINNATI, OH, US
Hometown:LAREDO, TX, US
Hometown:OYSTER BAY, NY, US