The parade field on Stone Bay at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune hosted top ranking U.S. Special Operations Command officials, Marine Raiders and their families to witness Maj. Gen. Carl E. Mundy III assume command of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) on Tuesday morning.

“I’m privileged to be able to be a part of this wonderful organization. Everyday that I’m in this billet … would be a privilege to serve alongside you, and an honor to command you,” Mundy said early Tuesday.

The Change of Command ceremony was held on Stone Bay and included the passing of the Marine colors to symbolize the transfer of total responsibility, authority and accountability from the outgoing commander, Maj. Gen. Joseph L. Osterman, to Mundy.

“It’s always nice rolling into the front gate and see a couple things that you remember, like the Driftwood Lounge. I don’t think that place has changed since I was a second lieutenant. It was the bane of the blotter on Monday morning,” Mundy quipped during his remarks.