Joseph Dunford

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Person.png Joseph Dunford  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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BornDecember 23, 1955
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Alma materBoston College High School, Saint Michael's College (Vermont), United States Army War College, Ranger School, United States Army Airborne School, Amphibious Warfare School, Georgetown University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Member ofAtlantic Council/Board, Atlantic Council/Distinguished Leadership Awards, Lockheed

Employment.png Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
October 1, 2015 - Present
Preceded byMartin Dempsey

Employment.png Commandant of the Marine Corps

In office
17 October 2014 - 24 September 2015

Joseph Francis Dunford Jr. is a retired United States Marine Corps four-star general, who was the 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from October 1, 2015 until September 30, 2019. He was the 36th commandant of the Marine Corps. Dunford is the first Marine Corps officer to serve in four different four-star positions; the others include commander of the International Security Assistance Force and United States Forces – Afghanistan from February 2013 until August 2014,[1] and as the 32nd Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps from October 23, 2010, to December 15, 2012. He has commanded several units, including the 5th Marine Regiment during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.