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Feb. 15, 2017

Dunford to Meet With Russian Chief of General Staff

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will meet with his Russian counterpart in Azerbaijan to discuss a the state of U.S.-Russian military relations and the importance of consistent and clear military-to-military communication, among other topics.

Feb. 2, 2017

Trump Honors Fallen Navy Chief, Details Emerge From Yemen Raid

President Donald J. Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware for the dignified transfer of the remains of Navy Chief Petty Officer William "Ryan" Owens, a special warfare operator who was killed in a Jan. 29 raid in Yemen.

Jan. 30, 2017

No Change to Chairman’s Status as Senior Military Adviser, Officials Say

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will continue to give the National Security Council the best military advice, DoD officials said.

Jan. 24, 2017

Dunford Says Valor Award Review is Important

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said it's important that the award system is fair, that leaders spend a lot of time on it, that they take it seriously and they are committed to making sure that people get the right recognition.

Jan. 19, 2017

Inauguration Day About Resilience of American Institutions, Dunford Says

While speaking to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford used the situation in The Gambia, where a serving president refused to give up power to his freely elected successor, as an example of why the peaceful transfer of power in the United States shouldn’t be taken for granted.

Jan. 18, 2017

Dunford Says Transition to Trump Administration Going Smoothly

After wrapping up meetings in Paris and Brussels, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff headed home to attend presidential inauguration activities, telling reporters he expects a smooth transition within the Defense Department.

Jan. 18, 2017

Dunford Discusses Russia, Other Issues, in Interview

Following a meeting of the NATO Military Committee, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters that Russia remains the most capable state actor that could challenge the United States.

Jan. 18, 2017

NATO Aims to Transform Military Capacity, Official Says

Gen. Denis Mercier of the French air force and commander of the Allied Command Transformation, said throughout its history, NATO has always changed and adapted to new threats, new doctrines and new realities.

Jan. 10, 2017

Carter: DoD Remains Ready During Transition

As the Defense Department prepares to transition to new leadership, it remains ready to confront security challenges anywhere in the world, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said during a news conference at the Pentagon.

Jan. 9, 2017

Dunford Hosts Armed Forces Farewell Tribute to Carter

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the nation’s top military officer, hosted a farewell tribute to Defense Secretary Ash Carter, calling the departing secretary a man of action with keen intellect.

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