Marine Col. Daniel Lecce is always first to crack a joke about his diminutive height, but there is nothing small about this Devil Dog.
Lecce tackled tornadoes, hurricanes, snowstorms and wildfires during his two years as commander at Camp Lejeune.
Read his well-deserved Legion of Merit commendation:
Lecce is headed to Miami where he will be the new Judge Advocate at U.S. Southern Command.
A general has been brought in to command Lejeune and oversee all the bases on the East Coast.
It’s not often that a general has to follow the lead of a colonel, but to paraphrase a three-star general that spoke at the ceremony today, Lecce has set the pace for all future base commanders.
As an old sailor, I don’t get all that excited about military stuff these days, but to say Lecce is the best Marine that I’ve ever known would be an accurate statement.
Sempi Fi, Dan.