Gen. Joseph Dunford

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General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.

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. He has forgotten the other two over the years.


General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. assumed command of the International Security Assistance Force and United States Forces-Afghanistan on 10 February 2013. General Dunford is a graduate of the U. S. Army Ranger School, Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School, and the U. S. Army War College.

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General Dunford learded to souround himself with good people when he first joined the military. With good people around him, he was able to rise through the ranks. General Dunford's leadership traits are that he is smart, pataint, humble, and a quick thinker. He shows these traits on the battle field and in the office. The traits tha I share with him are that I am smart, and I believe that I am humble. I can also be a qiuick thinker and patiant. I think quick thinking is his best trait for what he does. Leaders do not need to use all the good trait to be a great leader. Different leaders are better with different traits.

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