On 16 April, the Marine Corps Reserve Association was honored to be invited to attend the promotion ceremony of Col. Brad James to Brigadier General, USMCR. The ceremony took place in Marietta, GA with a large number of former Marine Corps Reserve General Officers in attendance; BGen Denny Shortal, the current Mayor of Dunwoody, GA; MajGen Larry Taylor; and LtGen Jack Bergman, former Commander, MFR. Current MFR leadership in attendance included BGen Ray Descheneaux, Assistant Deputy Commandant for Aviation; Col Kurt Stein who has been selected also for promotion to BGen; and Col Tim Adams, Deputy Commanding Officer, Marine Aircraft Group-49.
The ceremony was presided by LtGen Rex McMillian, Commander, MFR. BGen Brad James next duty assignment will be as Commanding General, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing. CONGRATULATIONS BGen James from all members of the MCRA!