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II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, NC
Chilean Commandant visits Camp Lejeune

By Sgt. Bobby Yarbrough | II Marine Expeditionary Force | September 13, 2012

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Rear Adm. Marco Amigo Jimenez, general commandant of the Chilean Marine Corps, talks with Major Gen. John Croley after touring the Special Operations Training Group facilities at Stone Bay during his day-long visit to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Sept. 13. Croley, the commanding general of Marine Corps Forces Southern Command, facilitate the trip to showcase the Marine Corps' urban training environments.

Rear Adm. Marco Amigo Jimenez, general commandant of the Chilean Marine Corps, talks with Major Gen. John Croley after touring the Special Operations Training Group facilities at Stone Bay during his day-long visit to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Sept. 13. Croley, the commanding general of Marine Corps Forces Southern Command, facilitate the trip to showcase the Marine Corps' urban training environments. (Photo by Sgt. Bobby Yarbrough)


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Rear Adm. Marco Amigo Jimenez, general commandant of the Chilean Marine Corps, tours the Special Operations Training Group facilities at Stone Bay during his day-long visit to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Sept. 13. The visit, attended in conjunction with staff from Marine Corps Forces Southern Command who helped facilitate the trip, was to showcase the Marine Corps' urban training environments.

Rear Adm. Marco Amigo Jimenez, general commandant of the Chilean Marine Corps, tours the Special Operations Training Group facilities at Stone Bay during his day-long visit to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Sept. 13. The visit, attended in conjunction with staff from Marine Corps Forces Southern Command who helped facilitate the trip, was to showcase the Marine Corps' urban training environments. (Photo by Sgt. Bobby Yarbrough)


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Rear Adm. Marco Amigo Jimenez, general commandant of the Chilean Marine Corps, tours the Special Operations Training Group facilities at Stone Bay during his day-long visit to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Sept. 13. The visit, attended in conjunction with staff from Marine Corps Forces Southern Command who helped facilitate the trip, was to showcase the Marine Corps' urban training environments.

Rear Adm. Marco Amigo Jimenez, general commandant of the Chilean Marine Corps, tours the Special Operations Training Group facilities at Stone Bay during his day-long visit to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Sept. 13. The visit, attended in conjunction with staff from Marine Corps Forces Southern Command who helped facilitate the trip, was to showcase the Marine Corps' urban training environments. (Photo by Sgt. Bobby Yarbrough)


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CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. --

Rear Adm. Marco Amigo Jimenez, general commandant of the Chilean Marine Corps, toured the Special Operations Training Group facilities at Stone Bay during his day-long visit to Camp Lejeune, Sept. 13. 

Major Gen. John M. Croley, the commanding general of U.S. Marine Corps Forces South, facilitated the visit to showcase the Marine Corps’ urban training facilities aboard the base.

Jimenez witnessed firsthand how SOTG trains Marine Expeditionary Units and prepares them for deployment. 

Also, while at SOTG, Jimenez met with two Chilean Marines who are currently attached to the unit as liaisons. The U.S. and Chilean Marine Corps have an operational exchange program which allows the countries to work together and share information.



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