The Chief of Staff for the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center will retire Thursday, October 31. During his 33 years in the Marine Corps, Colonel George Aucoin served in Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, and in operations in Liberia and Iraq. Colonel Aucoin’s current tour at the Combat Center began in October 2010 as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Mission Assurance; in 2011, he took over as Chief of Staff for the Commanding General, the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command and Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. Colonel Aucoin’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, and the Navy Achievement Medal. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army’s Ranger School, a Marine parachutist and a Marine combatant diver, and a graduate of Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans.
CORRECTION: Due to incorrect information provided to Z107.7, the date of Colonel George Aucoin’s retirement was originally reported as Friday, but the correct date is Thursday, October 31.