General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.

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General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.

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General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.

United States Marine Corps

After graduating from BC High and then St. Michael’s College in 1977, General Dunford began his service. In the 2003 invasion of Iraq, General Dunford commanded the 5th Marine Regiment. During his career, he also held positions that included top American commander in Afghanistan and Commander of the International Security Assistance Force. Dunford accumulated many awards throughout his career, including: Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, and Iraq Campaign Medal, along with many others.

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    36th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps

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    19th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

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    Awarded the Defense Distinguished Service Medal; Navy Distinguished Service Medal; Defense Superior Medal (2); And Legion of Merit With Valor

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    2010-2012: Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps

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    2013-2014: Commander of International Security Assistance Force & U.S. Forces in Afghanistan

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    2009-2010: Commanding General of I Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Forces Central Command

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    2001-2003: Served in Iraq as Commander of the 5th Marine Regiment

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    1996-1998: Commander of 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines

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    Born December 23, 1955

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    Raised in the Merrymount Neighborhood of Quincy

Final Dunford Portrait

Oil Portrait on Canvas by Quincy Resident Artist David Wang

General Dunford Statue

Bronze sculpture by Sculptor Sergey Eylanbekov