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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 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
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