R 202000Z DEC 19
From: CMC WASHINGTON DC CMC (UC) To: ALMAR//
MSGID/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/HOLIDAY SAFETY MESSAGE 2019//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. To all Marines, Sailors, Civilian Marines, and our families, I want to wish you a very joyous holiday season. Our Marine Corps has had another operationally successful and busy year, and we continue to ask a lot of our Marine Corps family. Despite the many challenges we encounter, you continue to deliver every day. I sincerely appreciate all that each of you do for our Corps and our great Nation.
2. For Marines and Sailors deployed around the world, we thank you for your commitment to the mission and ask you to remain unwavering in the execution of the task at hand. Your sacrifice allows our citizens to celebrate in peace during this holiday season. We hope that you will be able to enjoy holiday celebrations with your extended Marine Corps family.
3. For those traveling this holiday season, we need you to be safe. Make smart choices and look out for each other. We need every member of the team to return safely after this holiday season.
4. No one should be alone during the holidays. If you know of a fellow Marine who may not have a place to go for the holidays, consider asking them to join you and your family for the day.
5. Happy Holidays! David H. Berger, General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//