Sgt. Maj. Scott T. Pile speaks to 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit Marines and sailors embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island parked pierside at Naval Base San Diego Aug. 9. The unit’s sergeant major spoke to the service members as the ship prepared to train with the Navy’s Amphibious Squadron Five Aug. 10-22. When Makin Island sails from this port city, it will be the first time doing so with its full complement of Marines – more than 1,000 men and women from West Coast Marine Corps installations.
photo courtesy of: Gunnery Sgt. Scott Dunn