MSG (now MEG) at the American Embassy; Ankara, Turkey, April 1964-Sep 1966. Never transferred to a second post due to orders from HQMC re "my" fitness program. I was honored and privileged to initiate and manage a very popular Marine Physical Fitness Program. Among the honors I received was a letter from President Johnson, the Secretary of Defense, and a handwritten letter from Stan Musial (Hall of Fame baseball player and Director, President's Council on Physical Fitness). I was also nominated for the National Physical Fitness Award. Sid Gillman, coach of the winning (before any Super Bowls) San Diego Chargers, won the award. Retired from the Marine Corps after 23 years. Ranks held were PFC-GySgt, WO-1-CWO-3, 1st Lt-Captain (Major selectee). Close combat in infantry in Vietnam (1st Plt Echo Co, 2/1) and Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada) on behalf of Naval Intelligence Command. Retired from second professional career as Director, Special Security, Space & Defense. Joe Mitchell and I served together at this post. Semper Fi to all Marines!