Major General Tracy W. King on Thursday assumed command of the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa (MARFOREUR/AF) in a socially distanced event attended by Marines, Sailors and civilians.
Maj. Gen. King received the headquarters’ organizational colors from the outgoing commander, Maj. Gen. Michael E. Langley, at a ceremony on Panzer Kaserne, the U.S. military installation in Böblingen, Germany, part of the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart.
“I am humbled by the tremendous impact we’ve made in support of our allies and partners,” said Langley. “Regardless of the challenge, I have witnessed our Marines consistently rise to the occasion and represent our command with distinction.”
King, who recently served as the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Director of Expeditionary Warfare, expressed his enthusiasm to join the team and spoke to the future of Marine Corps operations and training in Europe and Africa.
“The Commandant of the Marine Corps has clearly articulated a vision of how our service will confront the security challenges of the 21st century,” said King. “In close partnership with the Navy, we will work to implement that vision here, making us a more lethal and dynamic force, better able to support our allies and partners in this theater.”