R 221436Z APR 19
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/CALENDAR YEAR 2018 LTCOL WILLIAM G. LEFTWICH JR. TROPHY FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. I have approved the selection of Captain Brian D. Coleman, Task Force Southwest, United States Forces - Afghanistan as the recipient of the CY2018 Leftwich Trophy for Outstanding Leadership for performance while serving as Commanding Officer, Company L, 3d Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division. As expected, the competition was exceptionally keen. All nominees had exemplary records which indicated noteworthy leadership and command ability.
2. Congratulations to Captain Coleman and the following officers who performed so commendably:
Rank Name MOS Unit
Capt J.A. Nilan 0302 3D BN, 11TH MAR, 1ST MARDIV
I MEF, MARFORPAC
Capt D.J. Green 0302 2D BN, 8TH MAR, 2D MARDIV,
II MEF, MARFORCOM
Capt B.N. Smith 0302 2D BN, 3D MAR, 3D MARDIV,
III MEF, MARFORPAC
3. Information and coordinating instructions regarding the presentation of the trophy will be forwarded via separate correspondence.
4. Semper Fidelis, Robert B. Neller, General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//