Twentynine Palms -- Col. Matthew Cook relinquished command of Marine Corps Logistics and Operations Group to Col. Jason Beaudoin during the unit’s change of command ceremony at Dunham Amphitheater aboard the Combat Center June 13, 2016.
Lt. Gen. Michael G. Dana, deputy commandant, Installations and Logistics, attended the ceremony as a guest of honor. During his visit to the Combat Center, Dana also toured Exercise Support Division, Combat Logistics Battalion 7 and Marine Wing Support Squadron 374.
Cook assumed command of MCLOG in June 2014, serving as the unit’s second commander since its activation in 2012. His personal decorations include the Bronze Star with gold star, Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with gold star.
The oncoming commander, Beaudoin will continue from where Cook left-off with MCLOG as the unit continues its mission to provided standardized, advanced individual training in Marine Air Ground Task Force logistics operations and unit readiness planning at the Battalion and Regimental levels, conduct Battle Staff Training, and facilitate logistics education by managing doctrine and training standards to enhance combat preparation and performance of Logistics Combat Element Units in MAGTF Operations.