In recognition of Veteran’s Day and the upcoming holiday season, we would like to show our appreciation to each of the uniformed leaders of the various U.S. Military branches by sharing a few of the many accomplishments each of these men have had in their years of service. In addition, we want to thank all of America’s veterans for their bravery and willingness to always serve their country.
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – General Joseph Dunford (USMC): General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. is the 19th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation’s highest-ranking military officer, and the principal military advisor to the President, Secretary of Defense, and National Security Council.
Prior to becoming Chairman on October 1, 2015, General Dunford served as the 36th Commandant of the Marine Corps. He previously served as the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps from 2010 to 2012 and was Commander, International Security Assistance Force and United States Forces-Afghanistan from February 2013 to August 2014.[i]
The Chief of Naval Operations – Admiral John M. Richardson (USN): Admiral John
M. Richardson is a statutory office held by a four-star admiral in the United States Navy, and is the most senior naval officer assigned to serve in the Department of the Navy. The office is a military adviser and deputy to the Secretary of the Navy. In a separate capacity as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Admiral Richardson is an admiral in the United States Navy who currently serves as the 31st Chief of Naval Operations. He previously served as the Director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program from November 2, 2012 to August 14, 2015.[ii]
For full bio: http://www.navy.mil/navydata/bios/navybio.asp?bioID=440
The Commandant of the Marine Corps – General Robert B. Neller (USMC): General Robert B. Neller is the 37th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Commander, Marine Forces Command from July 2014 to September 2015 and Commander, Marine Forces Central Command from September 2012 to June 2014. [iii]
The Chief of Staff of the Army – General Mark A. Milley (US Army): General Mark A. Milley assumed duty as the 39th Chief of Staff of
the U.S. Army August 14, 2015 after most recently serving as the 21st Commander of U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
A native of Winchester, Massachusetts, General Milley graduated and received his commission from Princeton University in 1980. He has had multiple command and staff positions in eight divisions and Special Forces throughout the last 35 years.[iv]
The Chief of Staff of the Air Force – General David L. Goldfein (USAF): General David L. Goldfein is Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. As Chief, he serves as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training and equipping of 660,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the general and other service chiefs function as military advisers to the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council and the President.[v]