Commanding Officer, 3d Battalion, 7th Marines
Lieutenant Colonel Holt received his commission through the Platoon Leaders Class. Second Lieutenant Holt reported to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment in January 2005 and served as a Rifle Platoon Commander during their deployment to Ramadi in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon returning from deployment, First Lieutenant Holt remained
Sergeant Major, 3d Battalion, 7th Marines
SgtMaj Jernigan is a native of Gates County, NC. He graduated from Gates County High School in May 2002, enlisting in the Marine Corps in June 2002.