President Obama is nominating Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the commander of American and allied forces in Afghanistan, to lead the Marine Corps as commandant, the Defense Department said Thursday.
…General Dunford is a Boston native and a combat veteran who led a regiment in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He would take over a Marine Corps that is making a transition from a focus on ground combat in Iraq and Afghanistan to its more traditional emphasis on rapid-strike amphibious operations.
… General Dunford has a master’s degree in government from Georgetown University and a master’s in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
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