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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, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with Russian army Gen. Valery Gerasimov, chief of the general staff of the Russian armed forces, at Konigstedt Manor in Helsinki, June 8, 2018. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro
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Defense Secretary James N. Mattis shakes hands with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, May 29, 2018. DoD photo by Tech Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.
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