VMI Takes Command in Djibouti

New commander at Camp Lemonnier:

CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (NNS) — The U.S. military’s only enduring base in Africa held a change of command ceremony Aug. 16.

Capt. James H. Black took command from Capt. Geoffrey T. Colpitts during a ceremony presided over by Rear Adm. Rick Williamson, commander of Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia.

That’s Capt. James H. Black, VMI ’89!

Congrats, Brother Rat, and good luck.


(And thanks to BR BullNav for the info!)

Über vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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