Change of Command
On January 11, 2013, Brig. Gen. George W. Smith Jr. relinquished his command of the Marine Corps Air
Ground Combat Center to Maj. Gen. David H. Berger.
Brig. Gen. Smith will be deployed to Afghanistan to serve as Deputy Commander of the II Marine
Expeditionary Force (Forward). Prior to taking command in Twentynine Palms, Maj. Gen. Berger served
as the commanding general of 1st Marine Division (Forward) in Afghanistan.
Supervisor Ramos was one of those in attendance that day. “It was truly an honor to watch this great
military tradition take place right here in Twentynine Palms.”