Dec 10, 2021

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Nicholas J. Purtell, right, the oncoming Sergeant Major for Recruiting Station Los Angeles, prepares to hand of the Non-Commissioned Officer Sword to Maj. Cole Lapierre, the Commanding Officer for Recruiting Station Los Angeles, during a relief and appointment ceremony at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California, Sept. 10, 2021. The relief and appointment ceremony acknowledges the efforts put into the unit by Sgt. Maj. Carlos Weiss during his time as the Recruiting Station Sergeant Major as well as welcomes Sgt. Maj. Purtell into the unit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Antonio R. Campbell)

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