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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 284-03
April 28, 2003

15TH SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE MARINE CORPS NAMED

Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Michael W. Hagee today announced that Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. John L. Estrada has been selected to be the 15th sergeant major of the Marine Corps.

Estrada is currently serving as sergeant major for the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., and is forward-deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.