(L-R) Lt. Cols. Seth Yost and Jeffrey Holt. Marine Corps Base Hawaii. May 2011.

Lt. Col. Jeffrey C. Holt, outgoing commanding officer, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, is presented a Bronze Star Medal with gold star in lieu of second award by Lt. Col. Seth Yost, commanding officer, 3rd Marine Regiment, during HoltÕs change of command ceremony at Dewey Square on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, May 26, 2011. Holt, who assumed command of 3/3 in 2009, led the battalion on a deployment to Helmand province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2010, and received the award for his leadership during the deployment. He relinquished command to Lt. Col. Matthew J. Palma, who began his career as a platoon commander with 3/3 in 1996, and most recently served as a planner with G-5, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific.

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