New command at MCLB - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

New command at MCLB

June 16, 2004

Albany - A special sword is passed through a set of hands at the Marine Corps Logistics Base. It's a tradition when someone new takes command.

On Fridays, at an appointment ceremony Sergeant Major Stephen Martin retired after 30 years in the Marine Corps. Sergeant Major Francis X Donahue is his successor.

Martin, originally from Illinois, will stay in Albany to teach Junior ROTC students at Dougherty Comprehensive High School. He says, "Teaching something I'm very familiar with being a Marine. Try to teach the kids some leadership, discipline, how to set and reach goals. I'm hoping I can bring excitement into the classroom. If the kid is sitting on the fence on whether he wants to go to school that might be the thing that brings him to school that day."

Sergeant Major Martin came to M.C.L.B. two and a half years ago.

Sergeant Major Donahue, born in Boston, Massachusetts, enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1978.

posted at 6:02PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Open statewide seats, House challenges down Georgia ballot

    Open statewide seats, House challenges down Georgia ballot

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:50 AM EDT2018-05-22 06:50:06 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Georgia voters have plenty of election contests to settle after casting their Republican and Democratic primary ballots for governor.

    More >>

    Georgia voters have plenty of election contests to settle after casting their Republican and Democratic primary ballots for governor.

    More >>
  • Officials implement policy change after 2017 bridge collapse

    Officials implement policy change after 2017 bridge collapse

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:15:50 GMT
    (Source: WGCL)(Source: WGCL)

    Officials say the kind of materials that fed a fire below a metro Atlanta highway overpass which collapsed last year will no longer be stored under state bridges.

    More >>

    Officials say the kind of materials that fed a fire below a metro Atlanta highway overpass which collapsed last year will no longer be stored under state bridges.

    More >>
  • Stacey Abrams stops in Albany before primaries

    Stacey Abrams stops in Albany before primaries

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:39 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:39:32 GMT
    One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.
    One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.One Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacey Abrams, stopped in Albany.

    The primary elections for Georgia are Tuesday, and one of the Democratic Party candidates for Governor made a stop in Albany Monday.  

    More >>

    The primary elections for Georgia are Tuesday, and one of the Democratic Party candidates for Governor made a stop in Albany Monday.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly