On Saturday, I had my official retirement ceremony from the Marine Corps. I wasn't going to go through the bother of having a ceremony, but my Commanding Officer encouraged me to do so. I'm so glad I did. It was a great way to end my 22+ years with the Marine Corps. Here are some snaps of the official ceremony.
The color guard
One platoon of Marines from Headquarters Company
"Person to be retired, front and center"
Making my remarks about what my career in the Marine Corps means to me.
Family photo - the ones who support me
The celebratory cake
Farewell Marine Corps. You will always be in my heart.