Mar 31, 2015

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. William E. Sweeney, right, a native of Loveland, Colorado, prepares to pass the noncommissioned officer sword to U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Paul B. Bock, Recruiting Station Frederick Commanding Officer, 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, Sweeney relinquished his post as Marine Corps Recruiting Station Frederick Sergeant Major to Sgt. Maj. Alonzo P. Baxter of Center Cross, Virginia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony J. Kirby/Released)

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