SFMC December 2016
As I write this, many of us are setting out for our New Year’s revelries. First, let me remind you all to be safe and careful this weekend. Let us assure that 2017 starts out far more pleasantly than 2016 ended.
I have been honored to serve as your Commandant for the past three years. I have had the privilege of meeting a great many of you during that time and have heartily enjoyed the experience. You are what makes the Corps strong and your leadership proud. Well done to you all.
I also want to take a moment to thank the members of the General Staff who have served with me during this term. They have all worked long and hard to ensure that the Corps continues forward and serves its members with as much efficiency and enjoyment as possible. During my pair of extended periods of illness, they stepped forward and gave me the time I needed to recover fully. I owe them all a debt of thanks. I respect them all, and each, a tremendously.
As I will be out of the office at midnight (central), I will be ensuring that the control codes are transferred to BGN James.
Thankfully, as Jari doesn’t smoke, nor does she enjoy the same “adult beverages” as I, I can, without any remorse whatsoever, empty both the humidor and liquor cabinet in the office as I move out to my new billet.
Thank you again, Marines, and may you have the very happiest of New Years.
12th Commandant, SFMC