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Col. Thomas B. Eipp, commanding officer, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, passes Sgt Maj. Kenneth A. Conover a non-commissioned officer sword signifying Conover as the new Sergeant Major for CLR-1, during a relief and appointment ceremony, Feb. 25. Conover replaced Sgt. Maj. Christovale.

Photo by Cpl. Robert Medina

Conover takes reins as Regimental Sgt. Maj.

3 Mar 2010 | Cpl. Robert C. Medina

Sergeant Major Kenneth A. Conover assumed responsibilities of Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, from Sgt. Maj. Derrick Christovale Sr. in a relief and appointment ceremony Feb. 25.

Christovale Sr. had served as CLR-1’s sergeant major from December 2007 to February 2010.

“Sergeant Major Christovale, you have done an outstanding job,” said Col. Thomas B. Eipp, commanding officer, Combat Logistics Regiment 1. “I couldn’t have asked for anything better. I appreciate everything you have done and look forward to working with you in the future.”

As Christovale took his turn to address the crowd he thanked all the officers, enlisted Marines and family members
who he had worked with during his time with CLR-1.

“I want to thank you for all your hard work and dedication. I thank God each day that you answered the call to serve
your country and to the Marine Corps,” said Christovale as he turned to speak to the Marines in formation. “We can’t
do what we do here in the Marine Corps without each and every one of you.”

After his address to the Marines he welcomed Conover back to the MLG and to his new home at CLR-1.
“I know you will do great things,” said Christovale.

As Sergeant Major Conover took his turn do say a few words he expressed his willingness to serve his new unit.

“Never forget the most important thing that we are supposed to do as Marines, and that is complete the mission,” said Conover.

With those words being said it concluded his speech and began a new chapter for CLR-1.

Sergeant Major Conover’s awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon with one gold star.

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