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Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. became the 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Oct. 1, 2015. Prior to assuming the role of principal military advisor to the president, defense secretary and National Security Council, Dunford was the 36th commandant of the Marine Corps. General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.

General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. is the 19th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation’s highest-ranking military officer, and the principal military advisor to the President, Secretary of Defense, and National Security Council.Prior to becoming Chairman on October 1, 2015, General Dunford served as the 36th Commandant of the Marine Corps. He
10/01
2015
CSAF Gen. Goldfein GENERAL DAVID L. GOLDFEIN

Gen. David L. Goldfein is Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
10/06
2015
Jim Mattis took office as the 26th secretary of defense shortly after his Senate confirmation, Jan. 20, 2017. DoD photo Jim Mattis

Jim Mattis became the 26th Secretary of Defense on January 20, 2017.A native of Richland, Washington, Secretary Mattis enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve at the age of 18. After graduating from Central Washington University in 1971, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps.During his more than four decades in uniform,
1/20
2017
bio photo Command Sergeant Major John Wayne Troxell

Army Command Sergeant Major John Wayne Troxell is the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the senior noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Armed Forces. In this role, he serves as the principal military advisor to the Chairman and the Secretary of Defense on all matters involving joint and combined total force
12/11
2015
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