MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. -- Marine Air Control Squadron 2 welcomed a new sergeant major during a relief and appointment ceremony Jan. 17 at their headquarters building at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.
Sgt. Maj. Nicholas G. Fox relieved Sgt. Maj. Douglas B. Schaefer as sergeant major for MACS-2.
“It’s been a pleasure serving with you guys,” said Schaefer. “I appreciate all of your professionalism and I couldn’t be prouder to have been a part of this squadron.”
Schaefer has been with MACS-2 since June 2013 and will be moving on to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.
“I can tell you that the Marines of MACS-2 are awesome, impressive and smart,” Schaefer said.
Fox is no stranger to the squadron, having previously served as the first sergeant for Marine Wing Communications Squadron 28. With Fox returning to familiar territory as sergeant major, he will continue to bring greatness with him, said Schaefer.
“This is going to be my first rodeo as sergeant major,” said Fox. “We are going to take it one day at a time, but because I’ve served with you before when I was at the communications squadron, this is more of a homecoming for me.”
Fox was assigned as a first sergeant with 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion at Camp Pendleton before returning to Cherry Point.
“I look forward to serving with you guys again,” said Fox. “I’ve got nothing to worry about because you guys are top notch.”