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Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Dunford's Phone Call with Chief of the Turkish General Staff Gen. Yasar Guler
Dec. 14, 2018 - Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. Patrick S. Ryder provided the following readout: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. spoke with Chief of the Turkish General Staff Gen. Yasar Guler today.

Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Dunford's Meeting with Indonesian Chief of Defense Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosts his Indonesian counterpart Air Chief Marshall Hadi Tjahjanto, Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces, at the Pentagon, Dec. 11, 2018.
Dec. 14, 2018 - Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. Patrick S. Ryder provided the following readout: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. met with his counterpart Indonesian Chief of Defense Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto in Washington D.C on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

President Intends to Nominate Milley to Succeed Dunford as Chairman
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford (center), then commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, and then Army Lt. Gen. Mark Milley (right), render honors during a change of command ceremony at Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan, May 2, 2013. In a tweet Dec. 8, 2018, President Donald J. Trump indicated he will nominate Milley as the next chairman. Milley, now a four-star general, is the Army chief of staff. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Wallace
Dec. 8, 2018 - In a tweet, President Donald J. Trump indicated he will nominate Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Dunford Discusses Near-Peer Competition, Keeping U.S. Military Edge
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, answers questions from David Ignatius, Washington Post columnist, and discusses key threats facing the United States now, and in the future, as part of the
Dec. 6, 2018 - Near-peer competition and the United States retaining its military competitive edge were among the issues the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff discussed today in an interview with Washington Post associate editor David Ignatius.

America Bids Goodbye to President George H.W. Bush
Joint Forces Honor Guard members participate in a departure ceremony for former President George H.W. Bush at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, Dec. 3, 2018. Nearly 4,000 military and civilian personnel from all branches of the U.S. armed forces, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support during the state funeral for the 41st president of the United States. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Lee
Dec. 5, 2018 - Eulogies hailed former President George Herbert Walker Bush as both a great and a good man at a state funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral.
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Gen. Dunford on the Fight Against Violent Extremism

Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:37:57 +0000

At his third Chiefs of Defense conference, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said it’s not about winning the war against violent extremism - it’s about winning peace.
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Joint Staff History

In May of 1975, the U.S. merchant vessel
SS Mayaguez and her crew were taken hostage in a crisis that would challenge the national security decision making of acting chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Gen. David C. Jones
and President Gerald R. Ford.

Follow National Defense University Professor and Research Fellow Christopher Lamb as he analyzes decades of mischaracterization and extracts lessons on mission command philosophy, civil-military relations, and national security reform. Download the book here.

Above: U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Ray Porter, left, and Capt. Walt Wood raise the American Flag above the Mayaguez on May 15, 1975. Naval History and Heritage Command Vietnam Collection. (Photo by U.S. Navy YN3 Michael Chan)

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