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    CLB-15 Changes Command

    CLB-15 Changes Command

    Photo By Sgt. Jeremy Laboy | U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. James Stover, former commanding officer of Combat Logistics...... read more read more



    Story by Gunnery Sgt. Jonathan Spencer 

    15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, California. – Combat Logistics Battalion 15 conducted a change of command ceremony on the 22 Area Parade Deck at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Thursday, May 31, 2018, passing the total accountability, authority and responsibility of the battalion from one commanding officer to another.

    Lt. Col. Joshua D. Anderson assumed command of CLB-15 from Lt. Col. James R. Stover in a traditional ceremony in the company of family, friends and guests attending from local and distant locations.

    Col. James R. Hensien, the 1st Marine Logistics Group, Headquarters Regiment commanding officer and ceremony officiating officer, noted that Stover’s leadership has left a “significant lasting impression on the Marines and Sailors” throughout the command.

    Stover, a native of Red Bud, Illinois, thanked his family and Marine mentors – both enlisted and officers who “shaped” him throughout his career. It was the Marines under his charge that he thanked the most by declaring that the battalion’s accomplishments during their deployment with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and the “high standards they set” for the entire 1st MLG, were above and beyond expectations.

    Stover noted that the Marines of CLB-15 came up with innovative solutions specifically tailored to support a three-ship Amphibious Ready Group without the access of a well-deck, ultimately finding a way to support the MEU.

    In the following weeks, Stover and his family will be reassigned to attend the Pacific Union Railroad, Secretary of Defense’s Executive Fellowship Program in Omaha, Nebraska.

    Anderson, a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, made his comments to the attendees brief, simply stating to the Marines, “I look forward to working beside you, with you and for you.”

    CLB-15 is one of three direct support combat logistics units in I Marine Expeditionary Force and the 15th MEU’s permanent Logistics Combat Element where they recently returned from deployment with the MEU in February 2018. During the deployment, CLB-15 forward deployed a detachment to Iraq where they worked by, with and through partner forces in rebuilding several tactical assembly areas enabling the continued safeguarding and denial of safe havens to extremist organizations in Iraq.

    A CLB is typically in charge of providing a range of logistical support to an Amphibious Ready Group and Marine Expeditionary Unit, including general engineering operations, maintenance of gear and equipment and transportation support in support of a Marine Expeditionary Unit’s rapid response force capabilities.



    Date Taken: 05.31.2018
    Date Posted: 06.01.2018 00:23
    Story ID: 279128
    Location: CAMP PENDLETON, CA, US 

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