Major General David G. Bellon Takes Command of MARFORSOUTH

first_imgBy U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South June 01, 2017 U.S. Marine Corps Brigadier General Kevin M. Iiams relinquished command to Major General David G. Bellon during a change of command ceremonyin Dorak, Florida, on May 22nd, after serving as the commander of MARFORSOUTH since January 2016. Maj. Gen. Bellon was previously the director of the Reserve Affairs Division. Brig. Gen. Iiams is set to be the commander of U.S. Marine Corps Training and Education Command. Brig. Gen. Iiams praised his marines for the progress they’ve made and the impact they have had on the region during his command, telling them the effects of their work would last long after they had all left the command. “We’ve planted the seeds for trees we’ll never see,” Brig. Gen. Iiams told marines. For his part, Maj. Gen. Bellon said he was looking forward to commanding the marines of MARFORSOUTH and working with their partners in the region. He pointed to the various times he had traveled or worked in South and Central America, explaining that his family felt a special connection to the countries they had been to during his time as a marine. “This is a region that our family loves,” said Maj. Gen. Bellon. “And we love it because there are so many layers to the different cultures that we find in the region. And what we’ve found is a common set of values that resonate with our family.”last_img read more

French transfer window will open on June 8

first_imgFrench clubs will be able to start making transfers again on Monday, the Professional Football League (FPL) has confirmed. The 2019-20 season was cancelled in France after football around the world was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. In response to the crisis, FIFA gave permission for the summer transfer period to be moved and for expiring contracts to be extended as most countries are working to conclude the campaign. The transfer window in France usually opens on July 1, but the governing body has given clubs permission to begin trading with other French clubs before the fiscal year ends on June 30.Advertisement It is still to be decided when the international window will open. “The LFP Board of Directors decided to open the period of transfers between French clubs on Monday June 8, 2020,” a statement from the LFP read. “A forthcoming Board of Directors will fix the opening of the international transfer period and the eventual closing of the market in the light of FIFA’s decisions and the discussions in progress with the other European leagues.” After the season was called off in Netherlands and Belgium, the French league took the decision to scrap the remainder of the campaign in April when Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced no sporting events will be allowed to take place until September. There were 10 rounds of fixtures to be played in Ligue 1, but the title was subsequently handed to Paris Saint-Germain while Toulouse, Amiens and Nimes will drop down to Ligue 2. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading…last_img read more