MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. -- Sergeant Maj. Thomas W. Foster relinquished his post at Marine Wing Communication Squadron 28 to Sgt. Maj. Jason T. Green during a ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., April 2, 2014.
The relief and appointment of sergeants major is an important and symbolic event for Marine Corps units during which the sword of office officially changes hands.
Foster is slated to take over as sergeant major of Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 2 after serving as MWCS-28's senior enlisted member since March 2011.
Green takes his post at MWCS-28 after serving as squadron sergeant major with Marine Aircraft Group 49, Detachment B, at Stewart Air National Guard Base, Newburgh, N.Y. since 2011.
Green explained that his Marines should expect him to take care of them, just as he expects them to take care of their fellow Marines.
"I feel great for the opportunity to lead these Marines," said Green.