Camp Lejeune Marine officer relieved of duties

Lt. Col. Marcus J. Mainz.


By MIKE MCHUGH | The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. (Tribune News Service) | Published: May 20, 2018

A Camp Lejeune Marine officer has been relieved of his command.

Lt. Col. Marcus J. Mainz, commander of Battalion Landing Team, 2d Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, was relieved of his command May 19, 2018, by the commander of Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, due to a loss of trust and confidence in his ability to continue to lead the battalion, according to a media advisory released by Lt. Col. Mike Armistead, USMC director, II MEF CommStrat & Ops.

According to the release, Mainz assumed command on June 28, 2016. His replacement is Lt. Col. Christopher Bopp, formerly assigned as commander, 2d Reconnaissance Battalion, 2d Marine Division.

Mainz will be reassigned within II Marine Expeditionary Force. Additional information was not immediately available.

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