Commandant of the Marine Corps

 

Commandant of the Marine Corps

Headquarters Marine Corps

An American flag lays on the top of Mount Suribachi after the Reunion of Honor ceremony at Iwo To, Japan, March 21, 2015. Iwo Jima veterans, families, Marines, Japanese troops and officials attended the ceremony commemorating the lives of those lost in one of the most iconic battles of World War II. (U.S. Marine Corps photo illustration by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
CMC and SMMC at Iwo Jima
An American flag lays on the top of Mount Suribachi after the Reunion of Honor ceremony at Iwo To, Japan, March 21, 2015. Iwo Jima veterans, families, Marines, Japanese troops and officials attended the ceremony commemorating the lives of those lost in one of the most iconic battles of World War II. (U.S. Marine Corps photo illustration by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., left, interacts with retired Cpl. Hershel Woodrow "Woody" Williams, the last surviving recipient of the Medal of Honor from the battle of Iwo Jima, in Guam, March 20, 2015. Dunford attended the 70th anniversary of Iwo Jima Reunion of Honor banquet during his Western Pacific visit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
CMC and SMMC at Guam
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., left, interacts with retired Cpl. Hershel Woodrow "Woody" Williams, the last surviving recipient of the Medal of Honor from the battle of Iwo Jima, in Guam, March 20, 2015. Dunford attended the 70th anniversary of Iwo Jima Reunion of Honor banquet during his Western Pacific visit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., left, listens to Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Ronald L. Green at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, March 18, 2015. Dunford met with Marines during his Western Pacific visit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
CMC and SMMC at Hawaii
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., left, listens to Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Ronald L. Green at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, March 18, 2015. Dunford met with Marines during his Western Pacific visit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., left, passes the sword of office to Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green during the relief and appointment ceremony at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., Feb. 20, 2015. Dunford relieved Sgt. Maj. Micheal P. Barrett and appointed Green as the 18th sergeant major of the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Relief and Appointment Ceremony
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., left, passes the sword of office to Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green during the relief and appointment ceremony at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, Va., Feb. 20, 2015. Dunford relieved Sgt. Maj. Micheal P. Barrett and appointed Green as the 18th sergeant major of the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., center, laughs along with retired Lt. Gen. Lawrence Snowden, right, during an Iwo Jima reunion at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Feb. 19, 2015. The event commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima with veterans, families, dignitaries and service members. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren L. Whitney/Released)
70th Iwo Jima Reunion
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., center, laughs along with retired Lt. Gen. Lawrence Snowden, right, during an Iwo Jima reunion at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Feb. 19, 2015. The event commemorated the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima with veterans, families, dignitaries and service members. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren L. Whitney/Released)
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., listens during the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Western Conference and Exposition 2015 at San Diego, Calif., Feb. 12, 2015. Dunford attended as one of the sea service leader panelists answering and discussing priorities during a town hall luncheon. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
CMC at West 2015
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., listens during the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Western Conference and Exposition 2015 at San Diego, Calif., Feb. 12, 2015. Dunford attended as one of the sea service leader panelists answering and discussing priorities during a town hall luncheon. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., right, talks with Marine staff non-commissioned officers (SNCO) attached to 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Feb. 11, 2015. Dunford invited and met with 3rd MAW Marines at the SNCO club during his recent West Coast visit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
CMC Visits MCAS Miramar
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., right, talks with Marine staff non-commissioned officers (SNCO) attached to 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Feb. 11, 2015. Dunford invited and met with 3rd MAW Marines at the SNCO club during his recent West Coast visit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., left, talks with Marines at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., Feb. 11, 2015. Dunford met with Marines during his recent West Coast visit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
CMC Visits MCRD San Diego
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., left, talks with Marines at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., Feb. 11, 2015. Dunford met with Marines during his recent West Coast visit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., left, and the wife of Rynne Brandt, a kennel master with 1st Law Enforcement (LE) Battalion (BN), I Marine Expeditionary Force, pin Brandt at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 10, 2015. Dunford meritoriously promoted Brandt from gunnery sergeant to 1st sergeant during his recent West Coast visit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
CMC Visits Camp Pendleton
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., left, and the wife of Rynne Brandt, a kennel master with 1st Law Enforcement (LE) Battalion (BN), I Marine Expeditionary Force, pin Brandt at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 10, 2015. Dunford meritoriously promoted Brandt from gunnery sergeant to 1st sergeant during his recent West Coast visit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., talks with Marine sergeants major at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Feb. 9, 2015. Dunford met with Marines during his recent West Coast visit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
CMC MCAS Yuma Visit
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., talks with Marine sergeants major at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., Feb. 9, 2015. Dunford met with Marines during his recent West Coast visit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., right, poses with Sgt. Christopher Matthews with Headquarters and Service Battalion, Camp Butler, at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Calif., Feb. 7, 2015. Dunford visited the center's hospitalized Marines during his recent West Coast visit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
CMC Balboa Visit
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., right, poses with Sgt. Christopher Matthews with Headquarters and Service Battalion, Camp Butler, at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Calif., Feb. 7, 2015. Dunford visited the center's hospitalized Marines during his recent West Coast visit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
A statue of Lt. Gen. Lewis "Chesty" Burwell Puller, sits as Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., back center, talks with Martha Puller Downs, second left, and Janice Brinkley during the USNS Lewis B. Puller (MLP 3 AFSB) christening ceremony at San Diego, Calif., Feb. 7, 2015. Dunford attended the ceremony as the principal speaker during his recent West Coast visit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
USNS Puller Christening Ceremony
A statue of Lt. Gen. Lewis "Chesty" Burwell Puller, sits as Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., back center, talks with Martha Puller Downs, second left, and Janice Brinkley during the USNS Lewis B. Puller (MLP 3 AFSB) christening ceremony at San Diego, Calif., Feb. 7, 2015. Dunford attended the ceremony as the principal speaker during his recent West Coast visit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., left, talks to Marines with 12th Marine Corps District at Recruiting Substation Reno, Nev., Feb. 5, 2015. Dunford thanked them and discussed current events occurring within the Marine Corps during his west coast visit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
CMC Visits RSS Reno
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., left, talks to Marines with 12th Marine Corps District at Recruiting Substation Reno, Nev., Feb. 5, 2015. Dunford thanked them and discussed current events occurring within the Marine Corps during his west coast visit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., performs the 30-pound ammunition can lifts during his Combat Fitness Test (CFT) at Washington, D.C., Dec. 15, 2014. The CFT is a semi-annual requirement for all Marines to assess a Marine’s physical capacity in a broad spectrum of combat related tasks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
CMC CFT
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., performs the 30-pound ammunition can lifts during his Combat Fitness Test (CFT) at Washington, D.C., Dec. 15, 2014. The CFT is a semi-annual requirement for all Marines to assess a Marine’s physical capacity in a broad spectrum of combat related tasks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., left, and Laura Christina Crawn pin Staff Sgt. Justin M. Crawn at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Nov. 26, 2014. Dunford meritoriously promoted Crawn to the rank of gunnery sergeant. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released
CMC Parris Island Visit
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., left, and Laura Christina Crawn pin Staff Sgt. Justin M. Crawn at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Nov. 26, 2014. Dunford meritoriously promoted Crawn to the rank of gunnery sergeant. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., left, interacts with U.S. Sailors during the 2014 Bold Alligator exercise aboard USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) in the Atlantic Ocean, Nov. 4, 2014. Bold Alligator is an annual exercise in which Marines and Sailors conduct missions from the sea with other services and international partners. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
CMC Bold Alligator
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., left, interacts with U.S. Sailors during the 2014 Bold Alligator exercise aboard USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) in the Atlantic Ocean, Nov. 4, 2014. Bold Alligator is an annual exercise in which Marines and Sailors conduct missions from the sea with other services and international partners. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joesph F. Dunford, Jr. salutes during the passage of command ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Oct. 17, 2014. Dunford took command from Gen. James F. Amos as the 36th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren L. Whitney/Released)
Passage of Command
Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joesph F. Dunford, Jr. salutes during the passage of command ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Oct. 17, 2014. Dunford took command from Gen. James F. Amos as the 36th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren L. Whitney/Released)
The Commandant In The News
 1/23/2015

Washington Post: New top Marine Corps general releases plan to shake up the service

     
11/15/2014 CNN: Readiness worries, Marine Commandant looks for a few more resources      
10/20/2014 GovExec: General Joe Dunford assumes post as Marine Commandant      
10/20/2014  Boston Globe: Little notice as Mass native takes top Marine job      
10/29/2014 General Dunford's 2014 USMC Birthday Video      
10/17/2014  Washington Post: Gen Dunford becomes next Commandant   
1/9/2014  Breaking Defense: Marines 2014 - Year of Decision for ACV   
1/4/2014  San Diego U-T: Marines Celebrate Tradition, Change  
12/29/2013  San Diego U-T: Marines in Gulf Prepared for Crisis   
12/24/2013 San Diego U-T: Top Marine Visits Troops in Afghanistan  
12/12/2013  USA Today: Military Grapples With Limiting Damage From Video   
11/30/2013  San Diego U-T: Marines Get Refresher in Values, Discipline   
11/22/2013  Wall Street Journal: General Cleared of Favoritism Charge   
11/18/2013 Breaking Defense: Amos & Dempsey - Don't Just Stop Sequester, Save the Ground Force   
11/8/2013 Breaking Defense: Service Chiefs Critique Hagel's SCMR: 'Rosy' & 'Dangerous' Assumptions  
10/17/2013  Wall Street Journal: General Reinforces Marine Standards  
10/17/2013 USA Today: Commandant Calls For Renewed Focus on Discipline  
9/30/2013 San Diego U-T: Marine Generals Out After Bastion Attack  
9/30/2013 Foreign Policy: Marines Sack Two Generals For Failing to Stop Afghan Attack  
9/30/2013  Politico: 2 Marine Generals Out After Attack Investigation  
9/30/2013  NYT: Two Marine Generals Are Forced to Retire Over Fatal Security Breach  
9/30/2013 WSJ:  Two Marine Generals Ousted Over 2012 Attack in Afghanistan  
9/30/2013 USA Today:  Two Generals Asked to Retire in Wake of Bastion Attack  
9/30/2013  Wash Post: Two Marine Generals Fired for Security Lapses in Afghanistan  
9/17/2013 WSJ: The Marines Need Funding For Today's Threats, Not a Pre-9/11 World  
9/16/2013  Defense One: Amos: America Needs a Robust Crisis Response Force  
7/30/2013 Military.com: Hagel Backs Amos in Urination Case  
3/30/2013  NY Times: Women (and Men) Face Big Hurdles in Training for Marine Infantry Units  
3/21/2013 WSJ: General expects Marine Corps to shrink due to sequester  
3/2/2013  NY Times: As Marines exit Afghan province, a feeling the campaign was worth it   
2/24/2013  USA Today: Marine generals showing rare dominance of top jobs  
2/18/2013  NY Times: In arduous officer course, women offer clues to their future in infantry  
2/14/2013  Washington Times: Afghan troops taking lead in Helmand   
2/14/2013  ND: Amos: sequester would result in Marines unprepared for missions  
2/12/2013  Washington Times: Budget cuts threaten Marines survivability  
2/12/2013 FP: GOP vs. the generals all over again  
2/6/2013 Marine Corps Times: More Marines to Japan; Vietnam, Cambodia next
1/31/2013 Marine commandant says infantry skeptical of female performance
1/30/2013 USA Today: Some combat jobs may remain closed to women
1/28/2013 Marine Corps Times: Corps plans for more women in combat units
12/18/2012  Army War College: Top Marine shares vision of the future
12/17/2012 KPBS: Marines on active duty to face random breathalyzer testing
12/12/2012 WaPo: Marine commandant's home decorated for holidays
12/9/2012 FP: Marine Corps enters age of austerity Amos says
12/7/2012 The Diplomat: Our institutional DNA: Marines surge to the Asia-Pacific
11/22/2012 Union Tribune: Commandant sets Marines on new course
11/21/2012 REUTERS: Marines establish first operational squadron of F-35 fighters
11/13/2012 WTOP: Concerns about the future keep top Marine up at night
11/8/2012 Washington Examiner: The few, the proud, the good enough
11/8/2012 FP: Quadruple the Marine Corps' amphibious forces? Yes, commanders say.
11/8/2012 AOL Defense: Tighten your belts through 2020 says Gen Amos; I'm already taking risks
10/20/2012  GulfLive: USS America christened in Pascagoula 
9/14/2012 USA TODAY: Marines get top citation for Afghanistan service
9/10/2012 REUTERS: More problems raised at Pentagon F-35 fighter review
9/10/2012  REUTERS: Budget cuts seen squeezing Marines' capacity, programs
9/10/2012 REUTERS: 'Tailhook' cleaned up, but top Marine sees more work to stop sex assaults
8/28/2012 STARS and STRIPES: Amos: No slap on wrist for Marines urinating on corpses
8/28/2012 NATIONAL DEFENSE MAGAZINE:  Sequestration dangerous to Marine Corps
8/28/2012 REUTERS: U.S. Marines remain focused on preventing suicides
8/29/2012 AP: Women slowly advance into Marine combat jobs
8/28/2012 WASHINGTON BLADE: Top U.S. Marine: Openly gay servicemembers not an issue
8/28/2012 AOL DEFENSE: Marines must live with 'good enough' as budget shrinks
8/28/2012 HUFF POST: Gen Amos vows to end sexual assault in ranks
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Most Recent Public Speeches
 Title
Gen Dunford's Opening Statement to HAC-D 26 Feb 2015
Commandant's testimony 26 Feb. 2015 to the HAC - D
Gen Dunford's SASC Testimony on the Impact of Sequestration Jan. 28, 2015
New: 36th Commandant's Planning Guidance
WATCH: General Dunford at the Reagan Defense Forum Nov. 15, 2014
General Dunford's Message to all Marines
General Dunford's 2014 Marine Corps Birthday Message
The Commandant's remarks at the Brookings Institution July 15, 2014
The Commandant's remarks at the American Enterprise Institute on June 24, 2014
The Commandant's opening statement before the SASC on May 6, 2014
The Commandant's remarks to the Atlantic Council Apr 1, 2014
The Commandant's remarks on Iwo Jima on Mar 18, 2014 (as prepared)
Gen Amos' opening statement before the HASC on Mar. 12, 2014 (as prepared)
2014 Report to Congress on the Posture of the US Marine Corps
Gen Amos speech at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on Feb 11, 2014 (as prepared)
Gen Amos' speech to RAND on Jan 28, 2014 (as prepared)
Gen Amos' opening statement before the SASC on sequestration Nov 7, 2013
Gen Amos' testimony before the SASC on Sequestration Nov 7, 2013
Gen Amos' Proceedings article: An Amphibious Force for Emerging Demands
Gen Amos' remarks at the Beirut Memorial Observance Oct 23, 2013
Gen Amos' Eulogy for Chairman C.W. "Bill" Young October 24, 2013
CMC and SMMC Letter to NCOs October 16, 2013
Gen Amos' Letter of Intent to his General Officers Oct. 9, 2013
CMC Announces Decision in Bastion Attack Investigation: News Release
USCENTCOM Bastion Attack Investigation: CMC Memo for the Record
USCENTCOM Bastion Attack Investigation: Executive Summary
USCENTCOM Bastion Attack Investigation: Redacted 15-6 Report
2013 Commandant's Birthday Message
CMC Written Testimony to the HASC on SCMR Sept 18, 2013
Gen Amos' statement to the HASC on SCMR on Sept 18, 2013
Gen Amos' opening statement to the SASC on SAPR 4 June 2013
Gen Amos' opening statement to the HASC 16 April 2013
White Letter 2-13: Diversity
White Letter 1-13: Sequestration
Testimony before the HAC-D on the impact of sequestration Feb. 26, 2013
Opening Statement before the HAC-D on sequestration Feb. 26, 2013
Gen Amos' speech at AEI (as prepared) Feb. 14, 2013
Gen Amos' statement to the SASC on the impact of sequestration Feb. 12, 2013
True North: Marines in defense of the nation
Who We Are (Proceedings, November 2012)
Speech at VMFA-121 Redesignation Nov. 19, 2012
Speech at CSIS Nov 8, 2012
For Honor, For Country: 2012 Marine Corps Birthday Message
Speech at USS America christening Oct 20, 2012
Gen Amos' speech at the Naval Science and Technology conference Oct 23, 2012
Marine Corps' 237th birthday message