Gen. James Amos. FOB Delhi, Afghanistan. November 2011.

U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Michael Barrett (left), the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, listens as Gen. James Amos, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, speaks to Marines with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment during a Thanksgiving Day visit here, Nov. 24. During the visit, the Corps’ senior leaders thanked the Marines of “America’s Battalion” for their service and asked for their continued devotion during their seven-month deployment to Helmand province’s Garmsir district. After wishing 3/3 a belated happy 236th Marine Corps birthday, the leaders answered questions regarding budget cuts, the Corps’ potential drawdown and the recent news of Marines serving overseas in Australia.

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