King of the Road - Jump Platoon, Afghanistan (Photography)
King of the Road and Jack of All Trades: A Chief Warrant Officer 2 - who is from Portland, Oregon and is the Jump Platoon commander and battalion gunner for 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment - walks across a bridge in Nawa, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, while providing security during a media escort.
Jump Platoon’s primary mission is to provide security for the battalion commander and transport him throughout 3/3’s battle space, but the platoon performs a variety of tasks from providing supplementary security and running vehicle checkpoints, to masonry and gardening.
Photographer: Sergeant Mark Fayloga, USMC
Date: October 22, 2010
Location: Helmand Province, Afghanistan