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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford became the 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Oct. 1, 2015. Prior to assuming the role of principal military advisor to the president, defense secretary and National Security Council, Dunford was the 36th commandant of the Marine Corps.

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Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford Jr, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, awards the Legion of Merit to Lithuanian armed forces chief Lt. Gen. Jonas Vytautas Zukas at a ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Aug. 15, 2018. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro
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Current chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, right, takes the oath of office from his predecessor, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey during a change of office and retirement ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., Sept. 25, 2015. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen
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