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Gen. Joseph Dunford Assumes Marine Corps Commandant Role

Gen. Joseph Dunford, the former International Security Assistance Force commander in Afghanistan, has taken a new role as the Marine Corps‘ commandant, DoD News reported Friday. Claudette Roulo writes Gen. James Amos formally transferred USMC responsibility to Dunford during a change-of-command event held Friday at Marine Barracks in Washington. Amos, …

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Paul Zukunft Nominated as Coast Guard Commandant

Vice Adm. Paul Zukunft, head of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Pacific Area and Defense Force units, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to become the service’s 25th commandant, Navy Times reported Saturday. Meghann Myers writes that if Zukunft is confirmed, he will succeed Adm. Bob Papp, who is retiring …

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