Jul 8, 2010

Colonel Eric J. Steidl, commanding officer for the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, salutes the MEU Marines for the first time, during a change of command ceremony with Col. Gareth F. Brandl at the Goettge Field House aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C. July 8, 2010. For 27 months, Col. Brandl served as the commanding officer for the MEU, and is now heading to Norfolk, Va. for his next duty assignment. Colonel Steidl's former billet was the Senior United States Marine Corps Readiness Analyst for the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

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