Apr 27, 2012

Clinton, N.C., native Sgt. Maj. Michael F. Jones (center), takes his place to receive the Legion of Merit April 27 during the 2nd Marine Division Relief and Appointment ceremony. Major Gen. John A. Toolan Jr. (second from left), commanding general of the division and a Brooklyn, N.Y., native, presented the award during the ceremony in which Omaha, Neb., native Sgt. Maj. Bryan K. Zickefoose (left) replaced Jones as the sergeant major of 2nd Marine Division. The Legion of Merit is presented to those who have distinguished themselves through exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tommy Bellegarde)

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