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Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.

Joseph F Dunford, Jr
General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
Personal information
NameJoseph F. Dunford, Jr.
NicknameFighting Joe
AllegianceUS United States of America
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1977-present
RankGeneral
Commands held2nd Battalion 6th Marines
5th Marine Regiment
I Marine Expeditionary Force
Marine Forces Central Command
Battles/warsIraq War
AwardsDefense Superior Service Medal (2)
Legion of Merit w/ V

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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.


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