Langley will get command of the US Africa Command, which oversees the nation’s armed forces existence in Africa, in a modify of command ceremony at its Germany headquarters on Monday.
Talking just after the ceremony at Marine Barracks in Washington, DC, Langley explained he was “humbled and honored for the option to just take on the stewardship of command of AFRICOM” as a 4-star standard.
“But the milestone and what it means to the Corps is quite critical. Not just because the mark in heritage, but what it will influence likely ahead, primarily for those youthful throughout culture that want to aspire and appear at the Marine Corps as an opportunity,” he added.
He also spoke of the significance of variety in the navy to “maintain a decisive benefit around our strategic opponents.”
Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Langley graduated from the College of Texas at Arlington and has served with the Maritime Corps since 1985.
He has commanded at just about every stage and served in numerous continents, currently being deployed to international locations such as Japan and Afghanistan in excess of the system of his vocation.
He most lately served as commander of the US Maritime Corps Forces Command and Maritime Forces Northern Command and as commanding typical of Fleet Maritime Force Atlantic.