Images: Maj. Gen. Gurganus interacts with role players [Image 2 of 2]
Photo by Lance Cpl. Mark Garcia
Maj. Gen. Charles M. Gurganus, commanding general, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), participates in a simulated press conference with Afghan role players during the I MEF (Fwd) Mission Rehearsal Exercise at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 13. Before the press conference, Gurganus participated in a mock shura. During the shura, he spoke with role players about issues concerning the security transition, which will take place as I MEF (Fwd) partners with coalition forces to train and develop Afghan forces. Gurganus oversees more than 6,000 Marines and other coalition forces and will assume command of Regional Command-Southwest from II MEF (Fwd) as I MEF (Fwd) deploys this spring.