It will be an historic moment for women in the Marine Corps this week.
Lanette Wright will take over as the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit Sergeant Major.
Wright replaces Sergeant Major Octaviano Gallegos Junior on March 14th.
Wright will be the first female MEU Sergeant Major in Marine Corps history.
She currently serves in the Command Inspector General Office, Second Marine Logistics Group.
A ceremony will be Friday at Camp Lejeune at 1:00 p-m.