Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Denham, company gunnery sergeant,
Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Denham, company gunnery sergeant, Company I, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, stands at parade rest and clutches a coin from Gen. James F. Amos, 35th commandant of the Marine Corps, as he listens to Amos answer his question during his visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Feb. 10, 2011. During Amos' visit, he and Sgt. Maj. Carlton W. Kent, sergeant major of the Marine Corps, spoke about and answered questions concerning the Corps' continued involvement in overseas operations, reduction in personnel, the future of certain military occupational specialties, and issues surrounding the recent repeal of the Department of Defense's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. For Amos, who began his career as a first lieutenant with a Hawaii-based squadron, the visit to Hawaii was his first as commandant.