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MCB Quantico, Va.
Systems Command releases educational video

By Maj. Robert C. Crum | | October 19, 2004

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Marine Corps Systems Command recently released a video highlighting the latest equipment headed to the operating forces.

Coinciding with the Marine Corps Birthday season, the 16-minute program, produced by SysCom and Braun Film and Video, sheds light on the various product groups within the command, and shows off several of their newest products.

The purpose of the video is to educate Marines at all levels about what SysCom does in support of the operating forces, said Maj. Richard Hollen, contracting officer for Infantry Weapons Systems, and co-producer of the film.  

While the video, built around an historical timeline, can be aired on command video channels, in chow halls, theaters and unit “rec rooms,” it is especially suited for playing at Marine Corps birthday balls, Hollen said.

“Our desire is that Marines and Sailors will be encouraged, knowing that the Marine Corps, by way of our SysCom team, is working hard to provide them with the very best equipment available,” said Hollen.

The film took nearly six months to complete, and involved participation by numerous military and civilian SysCom personnel. 

“I want every Marine to see this film…to learn about our dedicated team and how we’re trying hard to address the warfighter’s needs,” said SysCom Sgt. Maj. Michael B. Campbell. With nearly thirty years in uniform, Campbell said that much has changed in the way of weapons and equipment, but the high character and ethos of Marines remains constant.

Hollen said the film helps address a fundamental lack of understanding about how needed equipment makes its way into the hands of the warfighter. 

“We transform requirements into reality,” Hollen said of the command's work.

DVDs will be arriving in public affairs offices throughout the Marine Corps within the week. Units desiring copies should contact their local public affairs or unit information officer.

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