SCOPE: This coverage is of General Louis H. Wilson accepting the Marine Corps Battle Color?
SCOPE: This coverage is of General Louis H. Wilson accepting the Marine Corps Battle Color and becoming the 26th Commandant of the Marine Corps.
BACKGROUND: General Louis H. Wilson accepted the Marine Corps highest post from outgoing Commandant, General Robert E. Cushman, Jr., at a ceremony at Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C., at 2:30 p.m. on 30 June 1975. Earlier in the day, Secretary of Navy J. William Middendorf II presented General Wilson with his fourth star. The appointments as a general and Commandant of the Marine Corps became effective 1 July 1975. General Cushman was also presented his fourth award of the Distinguished Service Medal.