FORWARD OPER ATING BASE GERONIMO, Afghanistan – U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew P. Tahmooressi, a native of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and section leader with the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment quick reaction force, poses for a photo here, March 4. Tahmooressi was meritoriously promoted to his current rank for the exemplary performance of his duties while holding the billet of a staff noncommissioned officer.