ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Two top-ranking Marine Corps Logistics Command officers are ending their service in Albany.
Major General John Broadmeadow and Sgt. Major Joseph Davenport say they are excited to start new chapters in their lives and are sure that the logistics command is left in good hands.
"Albany has been great to us, we've enjoyed it they've embraced us," said Sgt. Major Joseph Davenport.
For more than a year Major General John Broadmeadow and Sgt. Major Joseph Davenport have worked side by side as logistics command officers. Today, Broadmeadow announced he is relinquishing his command of 19 months and Davenport is retiring after 3 years and a 32 year career in the Marine Corps.
"So my plan is to retire near Virginia Beach and try to enjoy another segment of life," said Davenport.
"I'll be the Vice Director of the J4 on the joint staff," said Major General John Broadmeadow.
Broadmeadow will be working inside the Pentagon. The two men say they're proud of the relationship the base has built with the Albany community.
"Albany is a unique community because the Marines are the community. They're not just representing the community, they're out in the community," said Davenport. "They collaborate with the community."
"The members of this community that work on this base that do the mission of logistics command impact Marines across the globe every single day," said Broadmeadow.
Broadmeadow says one of his top goals when he came to the Marine Corps Logistics Command was getting war-worn equipment ready for battle again.
"Our gear came out of Afghanistan in great order and discipline," said Broadmeadow.
Davenport says one his greatest accomplishments was safely bringing home a deployed unit from Afghanistan.
"To have that many Marines forward deployed and to bring all of them home safely without any major injuries and without any deaths is always an accomplishment," said Davenport.
Major General Broadmeadow will relinquish his command during a color ceremony on May 12th to Major General Craig Crenshaw. Sgt. Major Joseph Davenport is retiring on June 19th. Sgt Major Stephanie Murphy will take his place.