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Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green speaks to a group of Marines and sailors in Italy on Oct. 29, 2011. The Marine Corps announced Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, that Green has been tapped to be the next sergeant major of the Marine Corps.

Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green speaks to a group of Marines and sailors in Italy on Oct. 29, 2011. The Marine Corps announced Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, that Green has been tapped to be the next sergeant major of the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marines)

Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green speaks to a group of Marines and sailors in Italy on Oct. 29, 2011. The Marine Corps announced Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, that Green has been tapped to be the next sergeant major of the Marine Corps.

Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green speaks to a group of Marines and sailors in Italy on Oct. 29, 2011. The Marine Corps announced Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, that Green has been tapped to be the next sergeant major of the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marines)

Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green speaks with Marines participating in Exercise Desert Scimitar at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., on May 3, 2013. Officials announced Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, that Green will be the next sergeant major of the Marine Corps.

Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green speaks with Marines participating in Exercise Desert Scimitar at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., on May 3, 2013. Officials announced Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, that Green will be the next sergeant major of the Marine Corps. (1st Marine Division Combat Camer)

SAN DIEGO — Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green will be the 18th sergeant major of the Marine Corps, Marine Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford announced Tuesday.

Green, the current sergeant major of I Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton, Calif., will assume duties as the senior enlisted leader of the Corps on Feb. 10 in a ceremony at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va.

“His dynamic leadership is well known throughout the ranks of our corps,” Dunford said in a written statement. “His wide range of experience in both peacetime and combat, and his record of performance, make him extraordinarily well-qualified to serve as our senior enlisted leader.”

Green enlisted Nov. 27, 1983, and after completing recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., was assigned as a cannon cocker with Hotel Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marines, according to his official biography.

Green served as a drill instructor at Parris Island from 1990 to 1992, and was selected to the rank of sergeant major in December 2004. He has deployed to South America and Iraq, and previously served as force sergeant major for Marine Corps Forces Europe and Marine Corps Forces Africa.

“It truly is an honor to be selected as the 18th sergeant major of the Marine Corps,” Green said in a written statement. “I look forward to serving as the Marine Corps’ senior enlisted advisor and serving our Marines, sailors and their families.”

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