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Commanding General says goodbye to MCLB Albany

Major General James Kessler Major General James Kessler

The Commanding General at MCLB Albany will say farewell tomorrow.

Major General James Kessler is leaving Albany for a new position at the Pentagon.

He's been stationed here for 2 years.

General Kessler says he's had great accomplishments in his time here, but that he can't take the credit.

He says above all, it has been the people he's worked with who have made the difference.

"In 31 years of moving around in the Marine Corps, I don't think we've ever been more warmly welcomed than we were here in Albany. We've made some terrific friends, so lifelong friends that will truly remain friends of ours for the rest of our lives, I'm sure," reflects General Kessler.

His new position is Assistant Deputy Commandant for Facilities at the Pentagon.

General Kessler will hand over his title at a ceremony at nine tomorrow morning at the marine base.

He'll be succeeded by Major General-Select Charles Hudson.

 

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