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New commander of 1st MEB looks toward future

By Cpl. Mark Garcia | 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade | July 18, 2013

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Brig. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III, incoming commanding general of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, delivers his speech during a change of command ceremony at Camp Pendleton, July 17. Brig. Gen. Mundy relieved Maj. Gen. John J. Broadmeadow as the commanding general of 1st MEB and received the unit's guidon to commence his duties.

Brig. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III, incoming commanding general of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, delivers his speech during a change of command ceremony at Camp Pendleton, July 17. Brig. Gen. Mundy relieved Maj. Gen. John J. Broadmeadow as the commanding general of 1st MEB and received the unit's guidon to commence his duties. (Photo by Cpl. Mark Garcia)


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Brig. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III receives the colors from Maj. Gen. John J. Broadmeadow during a change of command ceremony at Camp Pendleton, July 17. During the ceremony Brig. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III relieved Maj. Gen. John J. Broadmeadow as the commanding general of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade.

Brig. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III receives the colors from Maj. Gen. John J. Broadmeadow during a change of command ceremony at Camp Pendleton, July 17. During the ceremony Brig. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III relieved Maj. Gen. John J. Broadmeadow as the commanding general of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade. (Photo by Cpl. Mark Garcia)


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The color guard marches out the colors during a change of command ceremony at Camp Pendleton, July 17. During the ceremony Brig. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III relieved Maj. Gen. John J. Broadmeadow as the commanding general of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade. Maj. Gen. Broadmeadow passed on 1st MEB's guidon to Mundy, signifying his relinquishing of command and Brig. Gen. Mundy's new responsibilities.

The color guard marches out the colors during a change of command ceremony at Camp Pendleton, July 17. During the ceremony Brig. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III relieved Maj. Gen. John J. Broadmeadow as the commanding general of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade. Maj. Gen. Broadmeadow passed on 1st MEB's guidon to Mundy, signifying his relinquishing of command and Brig. Gen. Mundy's new responsibilities. (Photo by Cpl. Mark Garcia)


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Maj. Gen. John J. Broadmeadow, outgoing commanding general of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, delivers his speech during a change of command ceremony at Camp Pendleton, July 17. Brig. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III relieved Maj. Gen. Broadmeadow as the commanding general of 1st MEB and received the unit's guidon to commence his duties.

Maj. Gen. John J. Broadmeadow, outgoing commanding general of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, delivers his speech during a change of command ceremony at Camp Pendleton, July 17. Brig. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III relieved Maj. Gen. Broadmeadow as the commanding general of 1st MEB and received the unit's guidon to commence his duties. (Photo by Cpl. Mark Garcia)


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Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, commanding general I Marine Expeditionary Force, delivers his speech as a guest speaker during a change of command ceremony at Camp Pendleton, July 17. Brig. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III relieved Maj. Gen. John J. Broadmeadow as the commanding general of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade and received the unit's guidon to commence his duties.

Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, commanding general I Marine Expeditionary Force, delivers his speech as a guest speaker during a change of command ceremony at Camp Pendleton, July 17. Brig. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III relieved Maj. Gen. John J. Broadmeadow as the commanding general of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade and received the unit's guidon to commence his duties. (Photo by Cpl. Mark Garcia)


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MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- Brig. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III relieved Maj. Gen. John J. Broadmeadow as the commanding general of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade during a change of command ceremony at Camp Pendleton, July 17.

During the ceremony, Maj. Gen. Broadmeadow passed on 1st MEB’s guidon to Mundy, signifying his relinquishing of command and Brig. Gen. Mundy’s new responsibilities.

Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, commanding general I Marine Expeditionary Force, spoke of the importance of 1st MEB and expressed his thanks to Maj. Gen. Broadmeadow.

“The Marine Expeditionary Brigade is taking on an increasingly more important role in today’s environment and today’s climate,” Lt. Gen. Toolan said. “The Marine Corps is making a move to put the Marine Expeditionary Brigade more as a show case of what the Marine Corps crisis response capabilities can do. I know we got the right guy coming in to take the job, but I want to thank the guy who really made that bridge happen the guy whose truly transformed a lot of what the MEB was doing Maj. Gen. Broadmeadow.”

Maj. Gen. Broadmeadow assumed responsibility of 1st MEB, Dec. 12, 2012, and spoke on the crisis response role of 1st MEB in the Marine Corps.

“This is a MAGTF (Marine Air Ground Task Force) and it is the epitome of how the Marine Corps has refined its war fighting skills,” Maj. Gen. Broadmeadow said. “The Marines and sailors must remember that they are this countries premiere crisis response force. They will be skilled in getting out the door quickly whenever, to go wherever our country requires and to do whatever is needed in the service of our country, that epitomizes what this organization more than any other organization in the Marine Corps is all about.”

During his speech Maj. Gen. Broadmeadow expressed his confidence in Brig. Gen. Mundy’s abilities as a commander.

“I can’t think of a better guy to be coming out of Central Command, he’s a warfighter who understands what it’s like to be in combat in the service of his country and I’m very proud to be turning it over to Carl,” Maj. Gen. Broadmeadow said. “I think you’re going to do some really great things here and I know you’re going to bring it to the next level and get these Marine ready to go whenever our nation needs them.”

Brig. Gen. Mundy said he is ready for the challenges of the future.

“Wherever the future finds us it will be my honor to serve alongside you and my privilege to command you,” Brig. Gen. Mundy said.