Colonel Peter Baumgarten, commanding officer, 1st Marine Regiment, and a native of El Paso, Texas, addresses the audience with closing remarks during a 100-year anniversary ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 24, 2014. He has been in command of 1st Marines since June, 2012. Baumgarten first came into the regiment as a second lieutenant and participated in Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He returned a few years later as a company commander with 1st Battalion, 1st Marines. He said assuming command of 1st Marine Regiment was a dream come true.
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