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U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

In Any Clime and Place

MARFORPAC welcomes new battalion sergeant major

By Lance Cpl. Ronald W. Stauffer | | March 07, 2008

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Sergeant Major Michael D. Berg, outgoing battalion sergeant major, Headquarters and Service Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, addresses the audience, after he recieved a Meritorious Service Medal for his service and leadership during a relief and appointment ceremony at Bordelon Field, here March 7.

Sergeant Major Michael D. Berg, outgoing battalion sergeant major, Headquarters and Service Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, addresses the audience, after he recieved a Meritorious Service Medal for his service and leadership during a relief and appointment ceremony at Bordelon Field, here March 7. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Ronald W. Stauffer)


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Sergeant Major James Roberts,  the newly appointed Headquarters and Service Battalion sergeant major, addresses his new command about how glad he was to be at the command and what he expected for the future during a relief and appointment ceremony at Bordelon Field, here March 7. Roberts previously served as the Marine Corps Air Facility sergeant major at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay.

Sergeant Major James Roberts, the newly appointed Headquarters and Service Battalion sergeant major, addresses his new command about how glad he was to be at the command and what he expected for the future during a relief and appointment ceremony at Bordelon Field, here March 7. Roberts previously served as the Marine Corps Air Facility sergeant major at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Ronald W. Stauffer)


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Sergeant Major Michael D. Berg,  sergeant major, Headquarters and Service Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, prepares to pass off the battalion's noncommisioned officer's sword to Colonel Cosmas R. Spofford, commanding officer,  Headquarters and Service Battalion, MARFORPAC, during a relief and appointment ceremony at Bordelon Field, here March 7.

Sergeant Major Michael D. Berg, sergeant major, Headquarters and Service Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, prepares to pass off the battalion's noncommisioned officer's sword to Colonel Cosmas R. Spofford, commanding officer, Headquarters and Service Battalion, MARFORPAC, during a relief and appointment ceremony at Bordelon Field, here March 7. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Ronald W. Stauffer)


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Recently retired Master Gunnery Sgt. Jesse S. Leonguerrero, commander of troops, reports Sergeant Maj. Michael D. Berg, recently relieved battalion sergeant major, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Forces Pacific, to the commanding officer to be decorated during a relief and appointment ceremony at Bordelon Field, here March 7. Berg  spent a two-and-a-half years as the battalion sergeant major and will be moving to his next command at Marine Corps Logistics Base, Barstow, Calif.

Recently retired Master Gunnery Sgt. Jesse S. Leonguerrero, commander of troops, reports Sergeant Maj. Michael D. Berg, recently relieved battalion sergeant major, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Forces Pacific, to the commanding officer to be decorated during a relief and appointment ceremony at Bordelon Field, here March 7. Berg spent a two-and-a-half years as the battalion sergeant major and will be moving to his next command at Marine Corps Logistics Base, Barstow, Calif. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Ronald W. Stauffer)


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CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii -- Sgt. Maj. Michael D. Berg, sergeant major for Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, stood tall as he passed his legacy of leadership to his successor in a relief and appointment ceremony at Bordelon Field here, March 7.

 Berg received the noncommissioned officer sword from Col. Cosmas R. Spofford, commanding officer, Headquarters and Service Battalion, MARFORPAC, who then presented to Sgt. Maj. James Roberts.

 Berg received the Meritorious Service Medal for his leadership within the command. Following the award presentation, Berg spoke of his time at MARFORPAC, which was followed by a brief speech from Roberts about his time to come.

 “This happens to be my last page in this chapter,” Berg said. “But I’ve got one more chapter left to go in my Marine Corps career.”

 In Berg’s 27-and-a-half years serving in the Corps, he has dedicated two-and-a-half years to the Marines of MARFORPAC.

 “I knew this command would be a challenge when I got here, but I’ve formed a lot of friendships,” Berg said.

 Berg’s next command is Marine Corps Logistics Base, Barstow, Calif.

 Roberts stepped up to fill the position for this leadership role.

 “I’m looking forward to the job and the challenge,” Roberts said. “I’m also looking forward to working with all the Marines and serving as your sergeant major.”

 Roberts joins MARFORPAC after serving as the Marine Corps Air Facility sergeant major at Kaneohe Bay, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.