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Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2 welcomed a new sergeant major, Sgt. Maj. Thomas Foster, during a relief and appointment ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., April 16, 2014

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MWHS-2 bids Grade farewell, welcomes Foster

21 Apr 2014 | Lance Cpl. Victor A. Arriaga

Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2 welcomed a new sergeant major during a relief and appointment ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., April 16, 2014.

Sgt. Maj. Scott D. Grade relinquished his post as MWHS-2’s sergeant major to Sgt. Maj. Thomas Foster.

“Being MWHS-2’s sergeant major has probably been one of the most rewarding jobs I’ve had since I’ve been a sergeant major,” said Grade. “The Marines and Sailors are awesome, they do outstanding things everyday and they are the backbone of making (2nd Marine Aircraft Wing) fly. They are professionals all the time.”

Grade, who served as the squadron’s senior enlisted advisor for 14 months and will assume his new post at Marine Air Control Group 28, but not before saying a few words about Foster.

“MWHS-2 is going to get an outstanding sergeant major,” said Grade. “I’ve known him as the sergeant major for the communications squadron and I’m sure he will treat everyday like it is his last because there is always a new adventure with this squadron.”

Foster was previously the sergeant major of Marine Wing Communications Squadron 28 and looks forward to leading MWHS-2.

“I’ve got big shoes to fill following sergeant major Grade, but I am extremely honored to take over at the squadron because of the caliber of the Marines who are here,” said Foster. “It’s an honor to be in the same squadron as the Marines who make MWHS-2 the way it is.”



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