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Lt. Gen. Daniel J. O'Donohue

Director for Joint Force Development, J7

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Daniel J. O'Donohue, Director for Joint Force Development, Joint Staff J-7, poses for an official portrait.

Lieutenant General O'Donohue graduated from the College of William and Mary with a Bachelor of Arts in History and was commissioned in 1984.


Command assignments include: Commanding Officer, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines (1993-1995), Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines (2002- 2004), Commanding Officer, 1st Marine Regiment (2009- 2010), Commander, Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command (2015), Commanding General, 1st Marine Division (2015-2017).


Staff assignments include: Ground Structure Planner, Headquarters Marine Corps (1988-1992); 8th Marines Operations Officer (1995-1996); Operations Officer, Joint Task Force Assured Response and Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Liberia (1996); Tactics Instructor and Expeditionary Operations Program Director, Amphibious Warfare School (1997-2000); Operations Officer, 1st Marine Division (2001-2002); Assistant Chief of Staff G-7 / Division Combat Assessment Officer (2004); Deputy Branch Head, Secretary of the Defense's Office of Force Transformation (2005-2007); Branch Head, Ground Combat Element Branch, Plans, Policies and Operations, Headquarters Marine Corps (2007-2008); Assistant Chief of Staff G-3, 1st Marine Division (2008-2009); Director, Capabilities Development Directorate, Headquarters Marine Corps (2010-2012); Deputy Director for Force Management, Joint Staff J-8 (2013), Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, ISAF Joint Command (2014), Deputy Commandant, Information, Headquarters Marine Corps (2017-2018).


He is a distinguished graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School, Amphibious Warfare School, School of Advanced Warfighting, and National War College. He has Masters of Science Degrees in Management and National Security Strategy.


He is married to the former Kathleen (“Rani”) Pinch and they have seven children.