Marine Col. Susan B. Seaman, of Columbia, assumed duties as commanding officer for Marine Corps Forces Command Headquarters and Service Battalion from Lt. Col. Anthony A. Ference during a change of command ceremony attended by more than 100 Marines, Sailors and family members on Aug. 25, at Camp Allen.
Seaman was transferred to Norfolk, Va., from Headquarters and Support Battalion, in Camp Lejeune, N.C., where she served as the commanding officer over the last couple of years.
She assumes the leadership of this Marine unit that supports thousands of Marines and Sailors in the Hampton Roads area.
The U.S. Naval Academy class of 1989 graduate was joined at the ceremony by her husband Col. Henri Boré, a retired French Marine, and her three-month-old daughter Eloise.