Watertown Native Passes Sword of Command of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing

Sgt. Maj. Susan M. Bellis stepped down from command of the air wing stationed in Cherry Point, N.C., and plans to retire from the Marines.


Watertown-native Sgt. Maj. Susan M. Bellis relinquished the post of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing recently at a ceremony held at the Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, N.C.

Bellis passed command to Sgt. Maj. Christopher G. Robinson, and she plans to retire on March 1, after more than 30 years of active service, according to a report from DVIDS - Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System

Bellis credited the Marines and sailors of the unit for their work. In the case of 2nd MAW the focus is on getting aircraft in the air so they can support troops on the ground.

“I just want them to know that before I got here, I came from [Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center] Twentynine Palms where I worked for two infantry generals,” Bellis said, according to DVIDS. “The last one I worked for said the hardest working Marines he had ever seen belonged to the wing and he was right.”

Robinson comes to the 2nd MAW from Marine Aircraft Group 24 in Hawaii and DVIDS reports that he sees his return to Cherry Point as a return home; because it is the first duty station when he began his career 24 years ago.

Read the entire article here: http://www.dvidshub.net/news/96369/passing-sword-robinson-takes-over-sergeant-major#.UI_kvVFsT4s%23ixzz2AnDyo7MU#ixzz2DLx2Avds


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