Col. Matthew J. McKinney assumed command of Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany after Col. Michael J. Fitzgerald relinquished command, June 29.
Fitzgerald is going on to become the chief of staff at Marine Corps Installations East. McKinney comes to MCLB Albany after serving as chief operating officer, Innovation and Modernization Directorate, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.
Leadership from the Albany area community were in attendance at the change of command ceremony. Also at the ceremony was Col. Adolfo Garcia Jr., commander, MCIEAST, who made brief remarks as did the outgoing and incoming colonels.
Fitzgerald was awarded the Legion of Merit at the change of command.