Col. Michael L. Brooks, a native of Halifax County, son of Marjorie T. Brooks of Long Island and the late Leonard L. Brooks, was passed the transfer of total responsibility, authority, and accountability of MCB Quantico on July 16.

After graduating from Halifax County High School, Colonel Brooks enlisted in the Marine Corps in August 1988 and was stationed in Parris Island, South Carolina. After successfully completing several assignments, he was promoted to his new position.