May 12, 2015 --
Maj. Gen. Craig C. Crenshaw became Marine Corps Logistics Command’s newest commanding general during a change of command ceremony, May 12, in front of Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany’s headquarters building.
Crenshaw, after serving a successful tour as the Assistant Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics Command, the Pentagon, Washington D.C., took the helm from Maj. Gen. John J. Broadmeadow, who commanded LOGCOM for about 20 months.
Crenshaw is a native of Pensacola, Florida. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps in August 1984 through the Navy Reserve Officers’ Training Corps’ Scholarship Program.
Throughout his more than 30-year career, Crenshaw has been assigned to commands on both the East and West coasts as well as multiple overseas’ tours in Okinawa, served several tours in the National Capitol region and has been forward deployed supporting operations around the globe numerous times.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to have command of this great organization,” Crenshaw said. “I am looking forward to the opportunities and challenges it will provide and excited to keep it moving forward.
“This community plays a key role in the success of what we do here and I am excited to be involved in the community partnerships this opportunity will provide as well,” he added.
Broadmeadow will be assigned to the J4, Logistics Directorate, Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon. There, he will join a team focused on integrating planning and execution in support of joint operations to drive joint force readiness, maximize the Joint Force Commander’s freedom of action and advise the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on logistics matters, according to the command’s website, www.jcs.mil/Directorates/J4|Logistics.aspx.
He reflected on his time as LOGCOM’s commanding general.
“Having command of and serving alongside the exceptional workforce here has been unlike any other assignment I have experienced in my more than 30 years in the Marine Corps,” Broadmeadow said. “What each of you do, day in and day out, significantly impacts the logistical mission of the entire Corps and directly supports our Marines forward deployed around the globe.
“Additionally, the welcome and reception my wife and I experienced coming to Albany was very humbling; it will be hard to leave this command and this great community,” he added.