CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. --
The Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford announced today that I Marine Expeditionary Force Sergeant Major Ronald L. Green was selected to serve as the 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps.
“It gives me great pleasure to name Sgt. Maj. Green as the 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps,” said Gen. Dunford. “His dynamic leadership is well known throughout the ranks of our Corps. His wide range of experience in both peacetime and combat, and his record of performance make him extraordinarily well-qualified to serve as our senior enlisted leader.”
Sergeant Maj. Green will assume his new role as the senior enlisted leader of the Marine Corps from the 17th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Micheal Barrett during a relief and appointment ceremony at 10 a.m., Feb, 20, at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va.
“It truly is an honor to be selected as the 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps,” said Sgt. Maj. Green. “I look forward to serving as the Marine Corps’ senior enlisted advisor and serving our Marines, Sailors and their families.”
The post of sergeant major of the Marine Corps was established in 1957 as the senior enlisted advisor to the commandant of the Marine Corps, the first such post in any of the branches of the United States Armed Forces. The sergeant major of the Marine Corps is selected by the commandant and typically serves a four-year term, though his service is at the pleasure of the commandant.
Media interested in interviewing Sgt. Maj. Green should contact Staff Sgt. John Jackson at 760-763-7047or email@example.com.