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1-star becomes Marine Corps installations chief

Jul. 12, 2013 - 07:41AM   |  
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CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Brig. Gen. Robert Castellvi is taking over as the commander of the Marine Corps installations along the East Coast.

Current commander Brig. Gen. Thomas Gorry relinquishes his command Friday in a ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

Castellvi is a combat veteran of deployments to Panama, Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan. He has held a variety of command positions and served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and as a military assistant to the undersecretary of defense for policy in the Pentagon. He comes to the new post after serving as the chief of staff for the I Marine Division.

A native of Chicago, Castellvi earned his commission as a second lieutenant through the NROTC program at the University of Illinois.

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