Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green is currently sergeant major of First Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton. He will assume the new post Feb. 20.
“It gives me great pleasure to name Sgt. Maj. Green as the 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps,” said Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the commandant of the Marine Corps.
“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,” Dunford said.
Green enlisted Nov. 27, 1983, and went through recruit training at Parris Island, SC. His awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal,
“It truly is an honor to be selected as the 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps,” said 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 U.S. armed forces. The sergeant major is selected by the commandant, and typically serves a four-year term.
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