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3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade will receive a new commander

By 1st Lt. Sarah Rhodes | 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade | December 4, 2015


The commanding general of 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade is scheduled to relinquish command to the incoming commander during a ceremony at the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade command post here on Camp Courtney at 10 a.m. Dec. 7.

Brig. Gen. Paul J. Kennedy, commanding general 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, deputy commanding general, III Marine Expeditionary Force, will transfer authority of the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade to Brig. Gen. John M. Jansen, Assistant Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources, Headquarters Marine Corps.

3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade maintains a forward presence in the Pacific Theater to support contingencies and alliance relationships. The Marine Expeditionary Brigade is a force in readiness able, to deploy rapidly by any and all means. They conduct operations across the spectrum from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to a high intensity amphibious assault.

Media members interested in covering the ceremony must contact the III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office at OkinawaPao@usmc.mil no later than 12:00 pm, Dec. 2. Please include in the e-mail: full name, agency, job title, vehicle number and a cell phone number of each media member attending. Brig. Gen. Jansen is available for interview after the ceremony. Registered media will receive meeting time and location information prior to the event. If you were unable to attend the ceremony, follow the III MEF Marines Facebook for live-stream.

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