Written by Christy Hinko and Cpl. Juan D. Alfonso Thursday, 02 May 2013 00:00
On April 12 the First Marine Corps District (1MCD), located in Garden City held a Relief and Appointment Ceremony, a change of command, at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Sergeant Major Sam D. Lewis was relieved of his duties in Garden City, while he prepares to transfer to accept a new command in San Diego, CA. Lewis, originally from Baltimore, but presently residing in Westbury, will transfer to assume a command in San Diego, slated to be the sergeant major of Marine Corps Recruiting Command’s Western Recruiting Region.
Lewis received a Meritorious Service Medal for his accomplishments of his duties while serving in Garden City and the 1MCD region.
Sergeant Major Samuel Heyward, Jr. transferred to the 1MCD from Kings Bay, GA where he has served at the Marine Security Force Battalion command sergeant, since 2011. Heyward, Jr. had previously served in New York, in December 2007, he served as Sergeant Major of Recruiting Station New York, also under the 1MCD command.
The 1MCD is the central recruiting command for the Eastern Recruiting Region, covering all of New York, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.