Gen. Joseph Dunford, commandant of the Marine Corps, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee in March.
May 5, 2015 Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. has had a rapid rise. In about three years, he went from a one-star general to a four-star general. He is currently the commandant of the Marine Corps.
October 9, 2012 Gen. Joseph Dunford will be nominated to succeed Gen. John Allen as the top commander in Afghanistan, according to a defense official familiar with the decision. Allen is to become head of the U.S. European Command.
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