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Dunford: Allies, Partners to Gain Importance in Future
Dutch Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld, left, and Dutch Navy Adm. Rob Bauer, the Netherlands’ chief of defense, right, present the Order of Orange-Nassau to Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during an award ceremony at the Binnenhof in The Hague, Netherlands, Jan. 18, 2019. DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro
Jan. 18, 2019 - Allies and partners will become more crucial to peace and security in the years ahead, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in the Netherlands during a ceremony in which he received the Order of Orange-Nassau award.

Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Dunford's Meeting with Netherlands Chief of Defense Adm. Rob Bauer
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, participates in an arrival ceremony with his counterpart, Dutch Lt. Adm. Rob Bauer, chief of defense of the Armed Forces of the Netherlands, at the Binnenhof in the Hague, Jan. 18, 2019.
Jan. 18, 2019 - 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 Netherlands Chief of Defense Adm. Rob Bauer today in the Netherlands.

Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Dunford's Meeting with Chief of the Turkish General Staff Gen. Yasar Guler
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with his counterpart Turkish Army Gen. Yasar Güler, Chief of the Turkish General Staff, after the 180th North Atlantic Treaty Organization Military Committee in Chiefs of Defense Session (MC/CS) at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 16, 2019.
Jan. 18, 2019 - 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 Chief of the Turkish General Staff Gen. Yasar Guler Jan. 16 in Brussels, Belgium.

Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Dunford's Meeting with France’s Chief of Defence Staff Gen. François Lecointre
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with Chief of the Defence Staff of the French Armed Forces François Lecointre during the 180th North Atlantic Treaty Organization Military Committee in Chiefs of Defense Session (MC/CS) at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 16, 2019.
Jan. 18, 2019 - 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 French Chief of Defence Staff Gen. François Lecointre Jan. 16 in Brussels, Belgium.

Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Dunford's Meeting with Pakistan Chief of Defense Gen. Zubair Mahmood Hayat
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with his Pakistani counterpart Gen. Zubair Mahmood Hayat, chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, in between sessions of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Military Committee in Chiefs of Defense Session (MC/CS) in Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 15, 2019.
Jan. 18, 2019 - Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. Patrick S. Ryder provided the following readout: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. met with Pakistan Chief of Defense Gen. Zubair Mahmood Hayat Jan. 15 in Brussels, Belgium.
Chairman's Blog

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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Chairman's Key Areas

• Restore joint readiness.
Our fundamental responsibility to the Nation is to be a ready force.

• Improve our joint warfighting capability.
We must maintain our ability to deter potential adversaries. When deterrence fails, we will deliver Joint Forces that can fight and win.

• Develop leaders for Joint Forces Next.
The future operating environment will place new demands on leaders at all levels. Our leaders must have the training, education, and experience to meet those demands.

Read his complete message to the Joint Force released on Oct. 2, 2015

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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 Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Chan)

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