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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
DOD Marks 70th Anniversary of the Chairmanship
August 15, 2019
— This week marks the 70th anniversary of the swearing-in of Army Gen. Omar N. Bradley as the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This followed the Aug. 10, 1949 signing of an amendment to the National Security Act by President Truman, which created the permanent position of chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, unified the control of the Armed Forces under the secretary of defense, and renamed the National Military Establishment as the Department of Defense...
ISIS Caliphate Is Gone, But Threat Remains, Dunford Says
July 27, 2019
— There can be no doubt that the strategy to drive ISIS from its so-called caliphate in Syria and Iraq has succeeded, but that doesn't mean the struggle against the ideology is over, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in Baghdad...
Dunford Meets Afghan Leaders, Discusses Way Forward
July 25, 2019
— The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and received detailed briefings on the situation in the country...
Centcom to Host Maritime Security Force Generation Conference
July 24, 2019
— U.S. Central Command will host a maritime security force generation conference for the Persian Gulf, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. The effort is to ensure freedom of navigation for vessels plying the critical waterway, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, who is in Afghanistan, told reporters traveling with him...
Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Dunford’s Meetings with Secretary General of the Austrian Ministry of Defense Dr. Wolfgang Baumann and Austrian Chief of Defense Gen. Robert Brieger
March 4, 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 Secretary General of the Austrian Ministry of Defense Dr. Wolfgang Baumann and Austrian Chief of Defense Gen. Robert Brieger today in Austria. ...
Readout of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Dunford’s Meeting with Russian Chief of the General Staff Gen. Gerasimov
March 4, 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 Chief of the Russian General Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov today in Austria. ...
Chairman's 2018 USO Holiday Tour Kicks Off
December 21, 2018
— VAERNES, Norway -- The Chairman’s annual USO Holiday Tour kicked off tonight with a performance for Marines and Sailors with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment deployed to Værnes Air Station...
A Holiday Message from the Chairman and Mrs. Dunford
December 20, 2018
— Happy Holidays to all members of our Joint Force and their families...
Dunford Shares Thoughts on Maintaining U.S. Military’s Competitive Advantage
October 28, 2018
— The U.S. military can protect the homeland and fulfill its alliance commitments today, but defense planners must also be concerned about maintaining the competitive advantage in the future, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in an address at the Military Reporters and Editors conference...
Chairman Presents Legion of Merit to Lithuanian Defense Chief
August 15, 2018
— Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, awarded the Legion of Merit to Lithuanian armed forces chief Lt. Gen. Jonas Vytautas Zukas at a ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall...