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Maj. Gen. Melvin G. Spiese, outgoing commanding general of 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, addresses Marines during a change-of-command ceremony at Camp Pendleton, Dec. 13. During the ceremony, Spiese passed the unit’s colors to Brig. Gen. John J. Broadmeadow, incoming commander of 1st MEB, symbolizing the transfer of responsibility, authority and accountability of command from one officer to another. The 1st MEB, which was reactivated October 2009, is a task-organized crisis response force of I Marine Expeditionary Force trained to respond expeditiously to conduct self-sustained combat and humanitarian operations.

Photo by Cpl. Jennifer J. Pirante

PRESS RELEASE 13-002 - SPIESE RETIREMENT

27 Feb 2013 | I MEF PAO


DEPUTY COMMANDING GENERAL, I MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE SET TO RETIRE
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Major General Melvin G. Spiese, deputy commanding general, I Marine Expeditionary Force is scheduled to retire after 36 years of service during a ceremony aboard Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton Friday.

Special guests include leaders from I MEF and the Honorable Robert O. Work, Under Secretary of the Navy, who will present an award and honors to Maj. Gen. Spiese for his long-standing military service. The ceremony will feature a display of ground and air equipment unique to the Marine Air Ground Task Force and a ceremonial formation of Marines comprised of the I Marine Headquarters Group, 1st Marine Division, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, and 1st Marine Logistics Group.  Maj. Gen. Spiese has served with I MEF since September 2010 and served as the commanding general of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade until December 2012 before transferring authority to Brig. Gen. John J. Broadmeadow.

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