Former Camp Pendleton Commanding Officer Tapped As Next Marine Corps Commandant
General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., commander of the International Security Assistance Force and United States Forces-Afghanistan, has been tapped to be the 36th commandant of the Marine Corps.
Dunford previously served as assistant commandant under Amos.
Dunford was commanding officer of the Camp Pendleton-based I Marine Expeditionary Force from 2009-10.
According to a 2013 Boston Globe profile, Dunford grew up in South Boston, the eldest of six boys, and the son of a Boston police officer.