New SgtMaj inducted at Recruiting Station San Francisco

Wine Country Marines were honored to attend the Post and Relief Ceremony for the SgtMaj at the Marine Corps Recruiting Station San Francisco today.

SgtMaj Esteban Rodriguez relinquished his sword, and all of the responsiblity and authority that accompany it to incoming SgtMaj Antonio J. Colon.

Post and Relief Ceremonies are both tradition and a necessary function in Marine Corps Units. It is both symbolic and yet practical as it displays to the Marines of the unit the very moment and process of transferring power and position in the chain of command from one individual leader to the next.

Details of the ceremony are prescribed by MCO P5060.20 in the Marine Corps Drill and Ceremonies Manual, Part II, Chapter 20; Relief and Appointment of the Sergeant Major.