Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.

Military Person from United States of America

Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. (born 1955) is a four-star general in the United States Marine Corps and the 32nd and current Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps. He previously commanded several units, and is noted for leading the 5th Marine Regiment during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He assumed his current assignment on October 23, 2010. Dunford was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1955, and raised in Quincy, Massachusetts. He graduated from Saint Michael's College in June 1977, and earned his commission that month. He graduated Boston College High School in 1973. He is a graduate of the United States Army War College, Ranger School, and Amphibious Warfare School. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Government from Georgetown University and a second Master of Arts in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. In 1978, Dunford served in the 1st Marine Division as a platoon and company commander in 3rd Battalion 1st Marines and a company commander in 1st Battalion 9th Marines unit 1981. He served as the aide to the commanding general of III Marine Expeditionary Force for a year, then transferred to the Officer Assignment Branch at  ( Wikipedia article )


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Joseph Dunford, Jr.
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Georgetown University
Saint Michael's College

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