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170817-N-TB177-0440 MANAMA, Bahrain (August 17, 2017) From the right, Vice Adm. Kevin Donegan, Capt. Adan G. Cruz, Lt. Gen. Dave Beydler, and Brig. Gen. Francis Donovan cut a cake after the commissioning ceremony for the USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3). Puller is the first U.S ship to be commissioned outside the United States, and the ship's reclassification provides U.S. Central Command and 5th Fleet greater flexibility to better meet regional challenges. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin Steinberg)
U.S. Marines fire an M777A2 howitzer in Syria, June 2, 2017. The Marines have been conducting 24-hour, all-weather fire support for the coalition’s local partners, the Syrian Democratic Forces, as part of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF-OIR is the global coalition to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Callahan
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert B. Neller speaks to the Marines and Sailors with Naval Amphibious Forces, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (TF 51/5) during a town-hall meeting aboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, June 21. During the town-hall, Neller discussed updated social media guidance, his expectation that Marines will treat each other with dignity and respect, as well as, the importance of naval integration.
A U.S. Marine fires an M777-A2 Howitzer in the early morning in Syria, June 3, 2017. They have been conducting 24-hour all-weather fire support for the Coalition’s local partners, the Syrian Democratic Forces, as part of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF-OIR is the global coalition to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
Sergeant Maj. Ronald L. Green, 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, visits Marine Forces Central Command.
Brigadier General Rick A. Uribe, Deputy Commanding General-Baghdad of Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, cuts the cake in a cake cutting ceremony for the Marine Corps’ 241st birthday at FOB Union III, Baghdad, Iraq, November 10, 2016. Traditionally, a piece of cake will be presented to the Guest of Honor, the oldest Marine present, and the youngest Marine present.
U.S. Army General Joseph L. Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, and Lieutenant General William D. Beydler, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command, march into the 241st Marines Birthday Ball ceremony, in downtown Tampa, Fla., Nov. 12.  The evening's guest of honor, General Votel, spoke to more than 900 servicemembers and guests thanking the Marines for their warrior ethos and service to CENTCOM and the region.
Marines from U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command donned uniforms from the Continental Marines of 1775 era to the Korean and Vietnam Wars, to present day during the MARCENT and Tampa Bay Marine Corps Birthday Ball in downtown Tampa, Nov. 12.  (Photo by Penny Rogo/MamaRazzi foto)
Lieutenant Gen. William D. Beydler, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command, leads the Marines and sailors of MARCENT on a 12-mile hike, throughout Air Force Base MacDill, to celebrate the 241st Marine Corps Birthday, Nov. 10.
U.S. Army General Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command met with Lieutenant General William D. Beydler, Commander U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Central Command, at MacDill Airforce Base on November 8.
General Votel visited the MARCENT Headquarters for a staff brief and tour of the facility. Additionally he recognized six MARCENT Marines for superior performance in their duties and provided them each one of his 4-star challenge coins.
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown, deputy commander, U.S. Central Command, speaks with U.S. Marine Sgt. Mathew Smith, an operations planner with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Central Command, aboard AFB MacDill, Tampa, Fla., Oct. 4.   Brown visited the MARCENT headquarters for a brief by its commander, Lt. Gen. William D. Beydler (center) and a tour of the facility.  Smith was recognized by the CENTCOM leader for his superior performance on the job, his pursuit of a college degree, and the selfless hours of community service he has given.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Will Price)
Sergeant Major, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command
Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command
United States Marine Corps Forces, Central Command bid farewell to its senior enlisted leader and welcomed another during a relief and appointment ceremony held at the Davis Conference Center aboard Air Force Base MacDill, in Tampa, Fla., June 30.
Sergeant Maj. William T. Thurber replaced Sgt. Maj. Lawrence P. Fineran as sergeant major of MARCENT.  Lieutenant Gen. William D. Beydler, MARCENT commander, presided over the event, that also doubled as a retirement ceremony for Fineran. (Photo by Sgt. Alan Belser)
Lieutenant Gen. William D. Beydler, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command, meets with Jordanian Armed Forces Lt. Col. Moh'd Al-Masri and U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Tera Denial, at the Combined Joint Task Force logistical officers for Exercise Eager Lion 2016, at the Joint Training Center, just outside Amman, Jordan, May 24.  Eager Lion 16 is a bilateral exercise with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations and enhance regional security and stability.
Members of the Jordanian Armed Forces work alongside U.S. Marines with 3rd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force 16.2, to direct air support during Exercise Eager Lion 16 at Armor Range, Quick Reaction Force, Kingdom of Jordan on May 16, 2016. Eager Lion 16 is a US military bi-lateral exercise with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan designed to strengthen relationships and interoperability between partner nations while conducting contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren Falk 5th MEB COMCAM/Released)
The Marines and Sailors of Marine Corps Forces Central Command hosted a 5K, April 29, to recognize April as Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month.  More than 200 service members and family members ran to support fighting sexual harassment and creating awareness for bystander intervention. 
Pictured left to right, Col. Brad Close, MARCENT Chief of Staff and grand marshal of the run, Army Specialist Chris Ubias (Male 3rd place: 19:59), Marine Lance Cpl.  Lenadjah White (Male 2nd place 19:18), Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Altimari (Male 1st Place: 18:16), Navy Electrician Tech 1st Class Valerie Blasewitz (Female 1st place: 22:34), Ms. Betsy Allen (Female 2nd place: 24:39), Ms. Theresa Winterhalter (Female 3rd place: 25:00), and Lt. Col. Maureen Murphy, MARCENT's senior administrative officer and event organizer.
"We were very happy to have hosted more than 200 runners to bring in the month of events on a high note," said Murphy.  "Even if just one participant from today's run steps up to prevent even one case of sexual harassment, we consider our event a huge success."
U.S. Marines with Task Force Spartan, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire a M777A2 Howitzer on an ISIS infiltration route in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, on Fire Base Bell, Iraq, March 18, 2016. The Marines fired upon the enemy infiltration routes in order to disrupt their freedom of movement and ability to attack Kurdish and Peshmerga forces. Operation Inherent Resolve is a international U.S. led coalition military operation created as part of a comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andre Dakis/26th MEU Combat Camera/FOUO)
TAMPA, Fla. – Corporal Brian P. Johnson is presented the Purple Heart medal by Lieutenant. Gen. William D. Beydler Mar. 17, 2016, at a ceremony MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Johnson received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained on 26 July 2006, during combat operations with Combined Regimental Combat Team 5, in Fallujah, Iraq. Johnson completed his active service in November of 2006. Beydler is the Commanding General of Marine Corps Forces Central Command.
TAMPA, Fla. – Master Sgt. Adrian M. Marquez Ayala is presented the Purple Heart medal by Lieutenant. Gen. William D. Beydler Mar. 17, 2016, at a ceremony MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Marquez received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained on 8 November 2004, during Operation PHANTOM FURY in Fallujah, Iraq. Marquez is currently assigned to Wounded Warrior Battalion, Tampa Detachment. Beydler is the Commanding General of Marine Corps Forces Central Command.
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170817-N-TB177-0440 MANAMA, Bahrain (August 17, 2017) From the right, Vice Adm. Kevin Donegan, Capt. Adan G. Cruz, Lt. Gen. Dave Beydler, and Brig. Gen. Francis Donovan cut a cake after the commissioning ceremony for the USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3). Puller is the first U.S ship to be commissioned outside the United States, and the ship's reclassification provides U.S. Central Command and 5th Fleet greater flexibility to better meet regional challenges. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin Steinberg)
U.S. Marines fire an M777A2 howitzer in Syria, June 2, 2017. The Marines have been conducting 24-hour, all-weather fire support for the coalition’s local partners, the Syrian Democratic Forces, as part of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF-OIR is the global coalition to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Callahan
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert B. Neller speaks to the Marines and Sailors with Naval Amphibious Forces, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (TF 51/5) during a town-hall meeting aboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, June 21. During the town-hall, Neller discussed updated social media guidance, his expectation that Marines will treat each other with dignity and respect, as well as, the importance of naval integration.
A U.S. Marine fires an M777-A2 Howitzer in the early morning in Syria, June 3, 2017. They have been conducting 24-hour all-weather fire support for the Coalition’s local partners, the Syrian Democratic Forces, as part of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF-OIR is the global coalition to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
Sergeant Maj. Ronald L. Green, 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, visits Marine Forces Central Command.
Brigadier General Rick A. Uribe, Deputy Commanding General-Baghdad of Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, cuts the cake in a cake cutting ceremony for the Marine Corps’ 241st birthday at FOB Union III, Baghdad, Iraq, November 10, 2016. Traditionally, a piece of cake will be presented to the Guest of Honor, the oldest Marine present, and the youngest Marine present.
U.S. Army General Joseph L. Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, and Lieutenant General William D. Beydler, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command, march into the 241st Marines Birthday Ball ceremony, in downtown Tampa, Fla., Nov. 12.  The evening's guest of honor, General Votel, spoke to more than 900 servicemembers and guests thanking the Marines for their warrior ethos and service to CENTCOM and the region.
Marines from U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command donned uniforms from the Continental Marines of 1775 era to the Korean and Vietnam Wars, to present day during the MARCENT and Tampa Bay Marine Corps Birthday Ball in downtown Tampa, Nov. 12.  (Photo by Penny Rogo/MamaRazzi foto)
Lieutenant Gen. William D. Beydler, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command, leads the Marines and sailors of MARCENT on a 12-mile hike, throughout Air Force Base MacDill, to celebrate the 241st Marine Corps Birthday, Nov. 10.
U.S. Army General Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command met with Lieutenant General William D. Beydler, Commander U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Central Command, at MacDill Airforce Base on November 8.
General Votel visited the MARCENT Headquarters for a staff brief and tour of the facility. Additionally he recognized six MARCENT Marines for superior performance in their duties and provided them each one of his 4-star challenge coins.
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown, deputy commander, U.S. Central Command, speaks with U.S. Marine Sgt. Mathew Smith, an operations planner with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Central Command, aboard AFB MacDill, Tampa, Fla., Oct. 4.   Brown visited the MARCENT headquarters for a brief by its commander, Lt. Gen. William D. Beydler (center) and a tour of the facility.  Smith was recognized by the CENTCOM leader for his superior performance on the job, his pursuit of a college degree, and the selfless hours of community service he has given.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Will Price)
Sergeant Major, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command
Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command
United States Marine Corps Forces, Central Command bid farewell to its senior enlisted leader and welcomed another during a relief and appointment ceremony held at the Davis Conference Center aboard Air Force Base MacDill, in Tampa, Fla., June 30.
Sergeant Maj. William T. Thurber replaced Sgt. Maj. Lawrence P. Fineran as sergeant major of MARCENT.  Lieutenant Gen. William D. Beydler, MARCENT commander, presided over the event, that also doubled as a retirement ceremony for Fineran. (Photo by Sgt. Alan Belser)
Lieutenant Gen. William D. Beydler, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command, meets with Jordanian Armed Forces Lt. Col. Moh'd Al-Masri and U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Tera Denial, at the Combined Joint Task Force logistical officers for Exercise Eager Lion 2016, at the Joint Training Center, just outside Amman, Jordan, May 24.  Eager Lion 16 is a bilateral exercise with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations and enhance regional security and stability.
Members of the Jordanian Armed Forces work alongside U.S. Marines with 3rd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force 16.2, to direct air support during Exercise Eager Lion 16 at Armor Range, Quick Reaction Force, Kingdom of Jordan on May 16, 2016. Eager Lion 16 is a US military bi-lateral exercise with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan designed to strengthen relationships and interoperability between partner nations while conducting contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren Falk 5th MEB COMCAM/Released)
The Marines and Sailors of Marine Corps Forces Central Command hosted a 5K, April 29, to recognize April as Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month.  More than 200 service members and family members ran to support fighting sexual harassment and creating awareness for bystander intervention. 
Pictured left to right, Col. Brad Close, MARCENT Chief of Staff and grand marshal of the run, Army Specialist Chris Ubias (Male 3rd place: 19:59), Marine Lance Cpl.  Lenadjah White (Male 2nd place 19:18), Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Altimari (Male 1st Place: 18:16), Navy Electrician Tech 1st Class Valerie Blasewitz (Female 1st place: 22:34), Ms. Betsy Allen (Female 2nd place: 24:39), Ms. Theresa Winterhalter (Female 3rd place: 25:00), and Lt. Col. Maureen Murphy, MARCENT's senior administrative officer and event organizer.
"We were very happy to have hosted more than 200 runners to bring in the month of events on a high note," said Murphy.  "Even if just one participant from today's run steps up to prevent even one case of sexual harassment, we consider our event a huge success."
U.S. Marines with Task Force Spartan, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fire a M777A2 Howitzer on an ISIS infiltration route in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, on Fire Base Bell, Iraq, March 18, 2016. The Marines fired upon the enemy infiltration routes in order to disrupt their freedom of movement and ability to attack Kurdish and Peshmerga forces. Operation Inherent Resolve is a international U.S. led coalition military operation created as part of a comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andre Dakis/26th MEU Combat Camera/FOUO)
TAMPA, Fla. – Corporal Brian P. Johnson is presented the Purple Heart medal by Lieutenant. Gen. William D. Beydler Mar. 17, 2016, at a ceremony MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Johnson received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained on 26 July 2006, during combat operations with Combined Regimental Combat Team 5, in Fallujah, Iraq. Johnson completed his active service in November of 2006. Beydler is the Commanding General of Marine Corps Forces Central Command.
TAMPA, Fla. – Master Sgt. Adrian M. Marquez Ayala is presented the Purple Heart medal by Lieutenant. Gen. William D. Beydler Mar. 17, 2016, at a ceremony MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Marquez received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained on 8 November 2004, during Operation PHANTOM FURY in Fallujah, Iraq. Marquez is currently assigned to Wounded Warrior Battalion, Tampa Detachment. Beydler is the Commanding General of Marine Corps Forces Central Command.