Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.

USMC General

General Joe Dunford

The Marine four-star general and leader of NATO's coalition in Afghanistan "is probably the most complete warrior-statesman wearing a uniform today," says a former Marine commandant. Dunford tells Fortune his first battalion commander told him the three rules to success. The first? Surround yourself with good people. "Over the years," says Dunford, "I've forgotten the other two."

He is a hero.

Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. , a military general, should have a city named after him. I believe if anybody has gone across the ocean to risk their lives to make this country free, then they all deserve the Medal of Honor. It also amazes me to see people from small towns grow up to be a national hero.

Jake DeFord