Director of the Marine Corps Staff (DMCS)

Director of the Marine Corps Staff

 

Director of the Marine Corps Staff

Headquarters Marine Corps

Mission
The Director of the Marine Corps Staff (DMCS) is the principal assistant and advisor to the Commandant and Assistant Commandant, and effectively and efficiently coordinates HQMC staff processes and actions.
Director, Marine Corps Staff, HQMC

LtGen John J. Broadmeadow assumed his current position as the Director, Marine Corps Staff in July 2019. Commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1983 after graduating from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont, his first operational assignment was as a Supply Officer with 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade in Okinawa, Japan. LtGen Broadmeadow has served in a variety of command and staff billets in every element of the Marine Air Ground Task Force, at Headquarters Marine Corps, and on the Joint Staff. Notable staff billets include Prepositioning Officer for Plans, Policy and Operations at HQMC, the Assistant Chief of Staff (AC/S) N4 for Task Force 58 conducting the amphibious assault into Afghanistan following 9/11 and as the AC/S G-4 for 1st Marine Division during the attack to Baghdad in 2003 and the Division's return to Iraq for stability operations in Al Anbar Province in 2004. He commanded 1st Supply Company in Somalia for Operation Restore Hope, Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005, and Combat Logistics Regiment 17. He was the Team Leader and Senior Advisor to the 7th Iraqi Infantry Division as it assumed responsibility for operations in Al Anbar Province Iraq in 2007 -2008.

As a General Officer starting in 2009, LtGen Broadmeadow served as the Deputy Commanding General (CG) Marine Forces Pacific, Deputy Commander Joint Task Force 505 for Operation Tomodachi conducting tsunami relief in Japan, CG 1st Marine Logistics Group deploying to Helmand Province Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011, CG 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, CG Marine Corps Logistics Command, Vice Director Joint Staff J-4, and CG Marine Corps Installation Command. In 2017, he was promoted to his current rank and was assigned as the Deputy Commander of U.S. Transportation Command. LtGen Broadmeadow is a graduate of the USMC Amphibious Warfare School and Command and Staff College (non-resident programs), and a graduate of the U.S. Army War College in 2001. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Norwich University, a dual M.A. in Business Administration and Computer Resources Management from Webster University, and a M.S. in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.