Mar 31, 2015

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Alonzo P. Baxter, right, a native of Center Cross, Virginia, salutes U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Paul B. Bock, Recruiting Station Frederick Commanding Officer, before receiving the noncommissioned officer sword during a relief and appointment ceremony at Fort Detrick, Maryland, March 26, 2015. The sword is passed from one sergeant major to the next signifying the transfer of sacred trust. During the ceremony, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. William E. Sweeney, a native of Loveland, Colorado, relinquished his post as Recruiting Station Frederick Sergeant Major to Baxter. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony J. Kirby/Released)

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