The commandant and sergeant major hit the golf course


So, here’s an interesting photo just released by the Marine Corps:

(Photos by Pfc. Joseph Altemus)

Yes, that’s Sgt. Maj. Carlton Kent, the Corps’ top enlisted Marine, hitting the links at Lakewood Golf Club at Naval Support Activity New Orleans on Jan. 26. He’s certainly dressed for it, too. What is he pointing at, though?

Pictured with him are Sgt. Maj. Kim Davis, of Marine Corps Forces Reserve; Sgt. Maj. Chris Bloebaum, of MARFORRES Headquarters Battalion; and Sgt. Maj. James Booker, of 4th Marine Logistics Group.

Kent didn’t visit New Orleans alone, though. Marine officials say in a news release that he visited New Orleans with Commandant Gen. Jim Amos and other three- and four-star generals for a series of meetings. They also took a riverboat cruise.

If you ask me, the commandant has pretty good form swinging a club:

Nice follow-through, sir!


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