Logistics Bases commander promoted
By Lance Cpl. Michael Kjaer
| | October 5, 2000
MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE ALBANY Ga. -- The Marine Corps Logistics Bases Commander, Brig. Gen. Richard Kramlich, was promoted to his current rank during a ceremony in the Base Auditorium here Monday afternoon.
Maj. Gen. (select) Jack Davis, commander, 4th Marine Division, presided over the ceremony and reaffirmed Kramlichs oath of office prior to Kramlich receiving his stars.
It is an honor and a privilege to preside over a generals promotion, said Davis. The promotion of a general in the Marine Corps is a very meaningful event.
Kramlichs mother and father then pinned the stars on his collar as his promotion warrant was read to the audience. Kramlich then addressed the audience as a newly promoted brigadier general.
He said that his parents attendance at the ceremony and them pinning on his stars meant a lot to him, because they have only attended one other promotion when was commissioned a second lieutenant.
Refusing to allow the moment to pass without offering thanks, Kramlich, a Whitehall, Pa., native, said that the promotion was greatly based on his Marines and civilian-Marines performance since he assumed command.
The stars Im wearing today are based on the reputation youve built and the job you have done in the past several months, said Kramlich. These stars are a testimony to the great job you do day in and day out to make the missions of Marine Corps Logistics Bases happen.