MCAS Cherry Point News


MACG-28 welcomes King, bids Nilsson farewell

30 Oct 2012 | Lance Cpl. Stephen T. Stewart

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. (Oct. 25, 2012) – Sgt. Maj. Timothy King assumed the post of Marine Air Control Group 28's senior enlisted advisor from Sgt. Maj. Lisa Nilsson during a relief and appointment ceremony at Cherry Point Oct. 25.

King comes to the unit from Marine Aircraft Group 14. He will now be taking charge of more than 2,400 Marines within MACG-28.

“I’m ready to take on the challenge,” said King “I look forward to leading these Marines and learning from them as well.”

Nilsson will move on to duties as the sergeant major of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) in the upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

“I am ready to go overseas with 2nd MAW (FWD),” said Nilsson. “My primary goal is to come back with every Marine and Sailor that we go over there with.”

During Nilsson’s closing remarks, she expressed her deepest gratitude toward the Marines with MACG-28, thanking them for all the hard work they did under her leadership.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better group of Marines,” said Nilsson addressing the group's Marines. “You have taught me more than I have taught you, and you have made me a well-rounded Marine. Thank you.”

Nilsson said to King that she has full confidence in the Marines he will lead. She said, “I know these Marines will take care of you as they have taken care of me, and that they will do the best they can.”

Col. Peter J. DeVine, the commanding officer of MACG-28, spoke highly of Nilsson and said he is sad to see her leave but looks forward to working with King.

“She (Nilsson) jumped right in when she first arrived and did everything she could to accomplish the mission,” said DeVine. “It’s hard to say goodbye, but we are fortunate to have Sgt. Maj. King taking over, having three years of experience with MAG-14.”
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point