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Lt. Gen. Robert B. Neller, commander of Marine Corps Forces Command, and Chief Warrant Officer 5 Nicholas V. Vitale, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force Gunner, salute as troops march by during the pass and review of Vitale’s retirement ceremony June 18, 2015, at W.P.T. Hill Field, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Neller served as a mentor throughout Vitale’s career, and was the reviewing officer for his ceremony. Vitale retired after serving more than 30 years of service in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
The Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force color guard presents the colors to Lt. Gen. Robert B. Neller, Marine Corps Forces Command Commander, and Chief Warrant Officer Nicholas V. Vitale, GCEITF gunner, during the pass and review of his retirement ceremony June 18, 2015, at W.P.T. Hill Field, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Vitale retired after serving more than 30 years in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
The Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force color guard presents the colors to Lt. Gen. Robert B. Neller, Marine Corps Forces Command Commander, and Chief Warrant Officer Nicholas V. Vitale, GCEITF gunner, during the pass and review of his retirement ceremony June 18, 2015, at W.P.T. Hill Field, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Vitale retired after serving more than 30 years in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
(From left to right) Lt. Gen. Robert B. Neller, commander of Marine Corps Forces Command, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Nicholas V. Vitale, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force Gunner, and his son, Vincent Vitale, stand in their positions during the pass and review of Vitale’s retirement ceremony June 18, 2015, at W.P.T. Hill Field, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Neller served as a mentor throughout Vitale’s career, and was the reviewing officer for his ceremony. Vitale retired after serving more than 30 years of service in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
Lt. Gen. Robert B. Neller, commander of Marine Corps Forces Command, right, Maj. Gen. Brian D. Beaudreault, center, commanding general of 2nd Marine Division, and other distinguished guests listen to Chief Warrant Officer 5 Nicholas V. Vitale’s remarks at his retirement ceremony June 18, 2015, at W.P.T. Hill Field, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Neller served as a mentor throughout Vitale’s career, and was the reviewing officer for his ceremony. Vitale retired after serving more than 30 years of service in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Nicholas V. Vitale, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force Gunner, addresses the Marines, his family and friends in attendance of his retirement ceremony June 18, 2015, at W.P.T. Hill Field, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Vitale retired after serving more than 30 years of service in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Nicholas V. Vitale, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force Gunner, smiles as he listens to the remarks of Lt. Gen. Robert B. Neller during Vitale’s retirement ceremony June 18, 2015, at W.P.T. Hill Field, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Neller served as a mentor throughout Vitale’s career, and was the reviewing officer for his ceremony. Vitale retired after serving more than 30 years of service in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Nicholas V. Vitale, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force Gunner, listens to the remarks of Lt. Gen. Robert B. Neller, as he talks about his time spent with Vitale in the Marine Corps and throughout the years during Vitale’s retirement ceremony June 18, 2015, at W.P.T. Hill Field, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Neller served as a mentor throughout Vitale’s career, and was the reviewing officer for his ceremony. Vitale retired after serving more than 30 years of service in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
Lt. Gen. Robert B. Neller, commander of Marine Corps Forces Command, speaks to attendees of Chief Warrant Officer 5 Nicholas V. Vitale’s retirement ceremony June 18, 2015, at W.P.T. Hill Field, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Neller served as a mentor throughout Vitale’s career, and was the reviewing officer for his ceremony. Vitale retired after serving more than 30 years of service in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Nicholas V. Vitale, right, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force Gunner, returns a salute to 1st Sgt. John D. Borders, first sergeant of Headquarters and Service Company, GCEITF, after presenting the national flag to Vitale during his retirement ceremony June 18, 2015, at W.P.T. Hill Field, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The flag was flown over Camp Wilson, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, April 29, 2015, while Marines were conducting the Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity assessment. Vitale retired after serving more than 30 years of service in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Nicholas V. Vitale, left, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force Gunner, and his son, Vincent, wait to be presented with a certificate of commendation for his son’s selfless dedication to the Marine Corps as his father retires after more than 30 years of service during a retirement ceremony June 18, 2015, at W.P.T. Hill Field, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Vitale was honored with a Legion of Merit (gold star in lieu of the second award), and a certificate of appreciation from the president. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Nicholas V. Vitale, right, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force Gunner, waits to be decorated during his retirement ceremony June 18, 2015, at W.P.T. Hill Field, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Vitale retired after serving more than 30 years of service in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Nicholas V. Vitale, center, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force Gunner, and the parade, salute Lt. Gen. Robert B. Neller, commander of Marine Corps Forces Command, in honoring the reviewing officer during Vitale’s retirement ceremony June 18, 2015, at W.P.T. Hill Field, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Neller served as a mentor throughout Vitale’s career, and was the reviewing officer for his ceremony. Vitale retired after serving more than 30 years of service in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
Lt. Gen. Robert B. Neller, commander of Marine Corps Forces Command, takes his position in the reviewing area in preparation for the parade to honor the reviewing officer during Chief Warrant Officer 5 Nicholas V. Vitale’s retirement ceremony June 18, 2015, at W.P.T. Hill Field, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Neller served as a mentor throughout Vitale’s career, and was the reviewing officer for his ceremony. Vitale retired after serving more than 30 years of service in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
Col. Matthew G. St. Clair, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force Commanding Officer, speaks to attendees of Chief Warrant Officer 5 Nicholas V. Vitale’s retirement ceremony June 18, 2015, at W.P.T. Hill Field, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. St. Clair thanked Vitale for his time in the Marine Corps and for service at the GCEITF gunner. Vitale retired after serving more than 30 years in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
Platoon commanders and guides render a salute to the Commander of Troops and staff during Chief Warrant Officer 5 Nicholas V. Vitale’s retirement ceremony June 18, 2015, at W.P.T. Hill Field, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Vitale retired after serving more than 30 years in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
(From left to right) Chief Warrant Officer 5 Nicholas V. Vitale, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force Gunner, his son, Vincent, mother, Rita, and brother, John, bow their heads during the chaplain’s invocation at Vitale’s retirement ceremony June 18, 2015, at W.P.T. Hill Field, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Vitale retired after serving more than 30 years in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
Cpl. Mark E. Miller, right, rifleman, Company A, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, is congratulated by 1st Sgt. John D. Dober, center, first sergeant, Company A, GCEITF, and guest speaker, during the Corporal’s Course graduation at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Theater, June 24, 2015. From October 2014 to July 2015, the GCEITF conducted individual and collective level skills training in designated ground combat arms occupational specialties in order to facilitate the standards-based assessment of the physical performance of Marines in a simulated operating environment performing specific ground combat arms tasks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
Cpl. Thomas P. Gray, right, anti-tank missileman, Weapons Company, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, is congratulated by 1st Sgt. John D. Dober, center, first sergeant, Company A, GCEITF, and guest speaker, during the Corporal’s Course graduation at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Theater, June 24, 2015. From October 2014 to July 2015, the GCEITF conducted individual and collective level skills training in designated ground combat arms occupational specialties in order to facilitate the standards-based assessment of the physical performance of Marines in a simulated operating environment performing specific ground combat arms tasks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)
Cpl. Katie M. Gorz, right, rifleman, Company A, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, is congratulated by 1st Sgt. John D. Dober, center, first sergeant, Co. A, GCEITF, and guest speaker, during the Corporal’s Course graduation at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Theater, June 24, 2015. From October 2014 to July 2015, the GCEITF conducted individual and collective level skills training in designated ground combat arms occupational specialties in order to facilitate the standards-based assessment of the physical performance of Marines in a simulated operating environment performing specific ground combat arms tasks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul S. Martinez/Released)