Sergeant Maj. Micheal Barrett, right, the 17th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, reads the meritorious promotion warrant of Lance Cpl. Matthew Padilla, an airframe mechanic with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 70, Marine Aircraft Group - Afghanistan, during his meritorious promotion ceremony aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Sept. 6, 2014. General James F. Amos, the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, meritoriously promoted Padilla, a native of Littleton, Colo., to the rank of corporal during his final visit to Helmand province. Commandant, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps visit M
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