Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel Schneider, 366th MPAD, USD-C
Marine Maj. Gen. R. T. Tryon, commanding general of II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), United States Force-West, and his senior noncommissioned officer in charge, Marine Sgt. Maj. Kip Carpenter, case the II MEF's colors symbolizing the end of their command responsibility in Al Anbar province during a transfer of authority ceremony held Jan. 23. The ceremony marks the end of nearly six years of Marine command of coalition forces in the province.