Department of State officials visit 15th MEU, Peleliu ARG
Colonel Scott D. Campbell (right), commanding officer, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Capt. Mark T. Sakaguchi, commander, Amphibious Squadron Three, greet Vincent Spera, crisis management coordinator, Department of State, as he and fellow DoS officials arrive aboard the USS Peleliu, Aug. 16. The DoS is visiting the 15th MEU and the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as they conduct Certification Exercise, their final training before their deployment this fall. During CERTEX, Marines and Sailors will have to react to unknown scenarios quickly using the Marine Corps’ Rapid Response Planning Process to prepare for the missions.