CUBA: NS Guantanamo Bay Hosts Change of Command Ceremony

Marine Corps Security Force Company (MCSFCO) at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, held a change of command ceremony, Sept. 27.

Maj. Mark Cameron relieved Capt. Jesus Mendez as commanding officer.

“This ceremony not only showcases Marine Corps traditions and customs for our junior guys, but also shows the proper respect for the outgoing commanding officer,” said MCSFCO 1st Sgt. Jonathan Martin. “We show respect for the leadership and knowledge the outgoing commanding officer provided for the Marines at GTMO and we welcome the oncoming commanding officer with the same amount of respect for the knowledge and leadership he will provide.”

Several key leaders attended the morning service at the MCSFCO headquarters including NS Guantanamo Bay Commanding Officer Capt. J.R. Nettleton and Command Master Chief Ross Cramer.

Selected to deploy as battalion operations officer in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Cameron attended the Marine Air-Group Task Force Integration Course and received his Operations and Tactics Instructor certification. He deployed in August 2011 and served as Task Force Belleau Wood, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group Security Forces Battalion Operations Officer, Camp Leatherneck in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. Cameron served as Company C, First Battalion, 25th Marines 4th Marine Division inspector-instructor prior to reporting to NS Guantanamo Bay.

Naval Today Staff, September 28, 2012