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Camp Lejeune Change of Command ceremony held Friday

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CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -

There's a change of command at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

It took place Friday at 10 a.m.

A formal change of command ceremony took place this morning, during which time, Brig. Gen. Thomas A. Gorry relinquished command to Brig. Gen. Robert F. Castellvi at Marston Pavilion aboard the base.

Col Castellvi is from Chicago, IL. He was commissioned a 2ndLt in the Marine Corps through the NROTC program in May 1984, following his graduation from the University of Illinois with a BS Degree in Finance.

Over the years, he's deployed in various capacities in Operation RESTORE HOPE, Operation DESERT STORM, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

Col Castellvi's personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star w/Combat "V", Meritorious Service Medal w/ three Gold Stars, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal w/ two Gold Stars, and the Combat Action Ribbon w/ one Gold Star. Col Castellvi was the 1993 recipient of the Leftwich Trophy for leadership.

 

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