MARCENT CG assesses progress, discusses operations in al Anbar

20 May 2008 | Sgt. Nathaniel C. LeBlanc

The commanding general for Marine Forces Central Command and I Marine Expeditionary Force met with Regimental Combat Team 1’s staff during a battle space tour in the Multi-National Forces-West area of operations, May 14.  

Lt. Gen. Samuel T. Helland discussed operations with the RCT-1 command and assessed progress in the Anbar region during his short visit.   

The Marines, sailors and soldiers of RCT-1 are currently operating throughout the Anbar province to include the greater Fallujah and Ramadi areas; maintaining security and stability, eliminating insurgent threats, and working alongside the Iraqi Police and Army towards transition every day.   

Helland expressed how proud he his of the men and women serving and concluded the meeting by telling the staff that everyone here is doing a phenomenal job and to continue doing great things for their country.   

As I MEF and MARCENT CG, Helland is responsible for overseeing all Marines on the ground in Iraq, Afghanistan and throughout the Middle East.