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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, speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., June 19, 2017. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, provide testimony on the FY2018 Defense Budget Request before the Senate Appropriations Committee Defense subcommittee in Washington D.C., June 14, 2017. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro
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