General Joe Dunford

And his leadership qualities

Dunford's Life and Early Military Career

General Dunford was promoted to General and assumed the duties of Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps on October 23, 2010. A native of Boston, Massachusetts, General Dunford graduated from St. Michael’s College and was commissioned in 1977. General Dunford has served as an infantry officer at all levels. He commanded the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, he commanded the 5th Marine Regiment.

Education

A native of Boston, Massachusetts, he graduated from St. Michael’s College and was commissioned in 1977. General Dunford is a graduate of the U. S. Army Ranger School, Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School, and the U. S. Army War College. He holds an M.A. in Government from Georgetown University and an M.A. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.