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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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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks during a news conference with Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the Pentagon, May 19, 2017. Mattis and Dunford updated reporters on the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith
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Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, renders honors during a wreath laying ceremony outside NATO Headquarters in Brussels during the Military Committee Meeting, May 17, 2017. The ceremony honored the men and women who have fallen in NATO service. The chiefs of defense met to discuss Afghanistan, countering terrorism and other NATO operations and missions to provide the North Atlantic Council with consensus-based military advice on how to best meet global security challenges. DoD photo by Army Sgt. James K. McCann
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