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Sgt. Maj. Veney Cochran (left), the incoming sergeant major of 8th Engineer Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, takes the sword from Lt. Col. William Truax, the commanding officer of 8th ESB, during a post and relief ceremony where Sgt. Maj. Efren Whitehead was relieved by Cochran aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 26, 2010. The passing of the sword signifies the transfer of duties as battalion sergeant major. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Patrick P. Evenson)

Photo by Cpl. Patrick P. Evenson

There’s a new sergeant major in town

5 Mar 2010 | Lance Cpl. Melissa A. Latty

Sgt. Maj. Efren Whitehead, the outgoing sergeant major of 8th Engineer Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, salutes Lt. Col. William Truax, the commanding officer of 8th ESB, during a post and relief ceremony where he was relieved by Sgt. Maj. Veney Cochran aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 26, 2010.  Whitehead was the 8th ESB sergeant major since January 2006. Cochran was previously the sergeant major of Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Patrick P. Evenson)


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