Colonel Ernest Govea
Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz

Colonel Govea is from Los Angeles, California. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in May 1991 and completed recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. He completed the Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training Program in 1994 and subsequently received his commission through the Marine Corps Enlisted Commissioning Education Program in May 1998.

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Sergeant Major Daniel A. Soto
Sergeant Major, Marine Corps Base Camp Blaz

Sergeant Major Soto entered the United States Marine Corps in January 2003 and graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina in April 2003. Upon graduation from Recruit Training, Private First Class Soto reported to The School of Infantry, Infantry Training Battalion at Camp Geiger, North Carolina where he earned the Military Occupational Specialty of 0311, Rifleman.

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