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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."
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.
MACDILL AFB, Fla. (March 4, 2016) -- U.S. Marine Corporals Jordan Belser, Taylor Magdaleno, Gregorie Clay (front row, left to right), Bryant Viera and Alec Sanchez (middle row, left to right) pose for their class photo at the first U.S. Marine Corps Forces – Central Command sponsored Corporals Course graduation ceremony. Per Marine Corps Order (MCO) P1400.32D, all corporals must successfully complete a command-sponsored resident Corporals Course in order to be eligible for promotion to sergeant. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Will Price)
U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 2/1, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), shield a simulated casualty from the debris of a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) at  Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 30, 2015. COMPTUEX provides the MEU ARG the opportunity to integrate naval training while also allowing focused, mission-specific training and evaluation for the Marines and their Navy counter parts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Briauna Birl/RELEASED)
U.S. Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment and the Maritime Raid Force with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fast rope from a CH-60 Seahawk with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 aboard the USS Boxer off the coast of southern California during their Sustainment Exercise Jan. 17, 2016. SUSTEX is designed to reinforce the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group/MEU's execution of mission essential tasks in preparation for their upcoming deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tyler C. Gregory/released)
U.S. Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team 2/6, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), conduct speed reload drills aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), Jan 22, 2016. The 26th MEU is embarked with the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed to maintain regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jeraco Jenkins/26th MEU Combat Camera/Released)
U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, recover a simulated casualty as part of a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel exercise at an Undisclosed Location in Southwest Asia Jan. 12, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is ready to respond to any crisis response mission in theater to include the employment of a TRAP force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, recover a simulated casualty as part of a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel exercise at an Undisclosed Location in Southwest Asia Jan. 12, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is ready to respond to any crisis response mission in theater to include the employment of a TRAP force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Nicholas Orbik, engineer with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, prepares a truck to transport Alaskan barriers at Al Taqaddum Air Base, Iraq, Jan. 8, 2016. The 12-ton barriers are placed around structures to reinforce them and provide protection from shrapnel. Advise and assist sites, like Al Taqqadum Air Base, are an integral part of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve’s multinational effort to increase the military capacity of Iraqi Security Force personnel to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
U.S. Marine Lt. Gen. William D. Beydler, Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command (MARCENT) conducts a command visit of  5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade aboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Nov. 15, 2015. Lt. Gen. Beydler discussed readiness and the training necessary for  the staff to respond as a command element for crisis response and contingencies.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren Falk, 5th MEB Combat Camera/Released)
Lieutenant Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., prepares to relinquish command of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command to Lt. Gen. Dave “Smoke” Beydler during a change of command ceremony at the Surf’s Edge aboard Air Force Base MacDill, Oct. 27, at 9:00 a.m. Sergeant Maj. Larry Fineran, MARCENT sergeant major, salutes after passing the MARCENT battle colors to McKenzie, who in turn would hand the colors over to Beydler symbolizing the transfer of command.  General Robert B. Neller, 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps, presided over the ceremony.
U.S. Marine Sgt. Joseph Walkerstill, a Weapons and Tactics Instructor with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron-165 (VMM-165), Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force—Crisis Response—Central Command, fires an M240 machine gun during Aerial Gunnery Training aboard an MV-22 in an Southwest Asia, July 15, 2015. The Marines of VMM – 165 celebrate the unit’s 50th anniversary while deployed with the SPMAGTF; providing long range assault support, troop transport and cargo delivery in the Central Command Area of Operations, as well as support to the Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Leah Agler)
U.S. Marine Col. John McDonough, commanding officer of II Marine Expeditionary Force's Advise & Assist Team and Task Force Al Taqaddum, speaks about the unit’s mission, his intent, and the current status of Iraqi Security Force training aboard Al Taqaddum Air Base, Iraq, July 3, 2015. Operation Inherent Resolve’s Advise & Assist mission pairs U.S. coalition members in a mentoring capacity with Iraqi Security Force leadership in operational and logistics planning.
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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."
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.
MACDILL AFB, Fla. (March 4, 2016) -- U.S. Marine Corporals Jordan Belser, Taylor Magdaleno, Gregorie Clay (front row, left to right), Bryant Viera and Alec Sanchez (middle row, left to right) pose for their class photo at the first U.S. Marine Corps Forces – Central Command sponsored Corporals Course graduation ceremony. Per Marine Corps Order (MCO) P1400.32D, all corporals must successfully complete a command-sponsored resident Corporals Course in order to be eligible for promotion to sergeant. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Will Price)
U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 2/1, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), shield a simulated casualty from the debris of a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) at  Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 30, 2015. COMPTUEX provides the MEU ARG the opportunity to integrate naval training while also allowing focused, mission-specific training and evaluation for the Marines and their Navy counter parts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Briauna Birl/RELEASED)
U.S. Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment and the Maritime Raid Force with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fast rope from a CH-60 Seahawk with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 aboard the USS Boxer off the coast of southern California during their Sustainment Exercise Jan. 17, 2016. SUSTEX is designed to reinforce the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group/MEU's execution of mission essential tasks in preparation for their upcoming deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tyler C. Gregory/released)
U.S. Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team 2/6, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), conduct speed reload drills aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), Jan 22, 2016. The 26th MEU is embarked with the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed to maintain regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jeraco Jenkins/26th MEU Combat Camera/Released)
U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, recover a simulated casualty as part of a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel exercise at an Undisclosed Location in Southwest Asia Jan. 12, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is ready to respond to any crisis response mission in theater to include the employment of a TRAP force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, recover a simulated casualty as part of a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel exercise at an Undisclosed Location in Southwest Asia Jan. 12, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is ready to respond to any crisis response mission in theater to include the employment of a TRAP force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Nicholas Orbik, engineer with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, prepares a truck to transport Alaskan barriers at Al Taqaddum Air Base, Iraq, Jan. 8, 2016. The 12-ton barriers are placed around structures to reinforce them and provide protection from shrapnel. Advise and assist sites, like Al Taqqadum Air Base, are an integral part of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve’s multinational effort to increase the military capacity of Iraqi Security Force personnel to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
U.S. Marine Lt. Gen. William D. Beydler, Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command (MARCENT) conducts a command visit of  5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade aboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Nov. 15, 2015. Lt. Gen. Beydler discussed readiness and the training necessary for  the staff to respond as a command element for crisis response and contingencies.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren Falk, 5th MEB Combat Camera/Released)
Lieutenant Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., prepares to relinquish command of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command to Lt. Gen. Dave “Smoke” Beydler during a change of command ceremony at the Surf’s Edge aboard Air Force Base MacDill, Oct. 27, at 9:00 a.m. Sergeant Maj. Larry Fineran, MARCENT sergeant major, salutes after passing the MARCENT battle colors to McKenzie, who in turn would hand the colors over to Beydler symbolizing the transfer of command.  General Robert B. Neller, 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps, presided over the ceremony.
U.S. Marine Sgt. Joseph Walkerstill, a Weapons and Tactics Instructor with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron-165 (VMM-165), Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force—Crisis Response—Central Command, fires an M240 machine gun during Aerial Gunnery Training aboard an MV-22 in an Southwest Asia, July 15, 2015. The Marines of VMM – 165 celebrate the unit’s 50th anniversary while deployed with the SPMAGTF; providing long range assault support, troop transport and cargo delivery in the Central Command Area of Operations, as well as support to the Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Leah Agler)
U.S. Marine Col. John McDonough, commanding officer of II Marine Expeditionary Force's Advise & Assist Team and Task Force Al Taqaddum, speaks about the unit’s mission, his intent, and the current status of Iraqi Security Force training aboard Al Taqaddum Air Base, Iraq, July 3, 2015. Operation Inherent Resolve’s Advise & Assist mission pairs U.S. coalition members in a mentoring capacity with Iraqi Security Force leadership in operational and logistics planning.