Sgt. Maj. Carlton Kent says farewell at I MEF


Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Carlton Kent speaks to Marines at Camp Pendleton, Calif., on Tuesday. He retires June 9.

Cross another item off Sgt. Maj. Carlton Kent’s list.

The Marine Corps’ senior enlisted Marine traveled to the West Coast this week for what could be the last time before he retires, speaking to Marines from I Marine Expeditionary Force and other commands.

A brief Marine Corps account of the trip is posted here. As noted in this recent Marine Corps Times feature on Kent, it’s no surprise he’s making the rounds as the clock ticks down on his time in the Corps.


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