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Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group, march the colors onto the parade deck during their change of command ceremony aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif. May 22, 2014. Ocloo recently served as the assistant chief of staff for logistics at the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, received his new duty with enthusiasm.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Keenan Zelazoski

CLR-15 hosts change of command ceremony

28 May 2014 | Lance Cpl. Keenan Zelazoski

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Colonel Tracy King, commanding officer, Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group, passed on the responsibility, authority and accountability of CLR-15 to Col. Seth Ocloo, during a change of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 22, 2014.

Ocloo, a native of Accra, Ghana, is coming from his duty as the assistant chief of staff for logistics at the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. He has also served as the G-4 operations officer with 3rd Marine Division, a battalion logistics officer, as well as the Marine Corps aide to the vice president of the United States at the White House.

“He is a family guy with great values,” said Brig. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese, commanding general, 1st MLG, as he welcomed Ocloo to 1st MLG.

As King passed on the responsibility of CLR-15, he spoke a few words of the pleasure it has been commanding his Marines and sailors.

“I mean look at these guys standing behind me, said King, a native of Oklahoma City, as he referred to the Marines and sailors of CLR-15. “They are absolutely magnificent.”

During the ceremony, Coglianese explained what kind of leadership King displayed during his time with CLR-15.

“[King] was always putting up his hand to get his Marines deployed and volunteering his Marines to support every mission,” said Coglianese. “Even if a lance corporal said, ‘Hey, I heard we might be going somewhere,’ Col. King was in my office saying, ‘Put me in coach, my Marines want to go.'”

Ocloo paraphrased a quote from Maj. Gen. John A. Lejeune, stating that ‘the relationship between officer and enlisted should be that of a father and son or a scholar and teacher.’

“That is my aim, and you deserve nothing less,” said Ocloo as he addressed the Marines and sailors of CLR-15. “It is an honor to serve alongside the Marines and sailors of this regiment.”



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