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Gates Recommends Gen. James Amos as Commandant of Marine Corps

According to Pentagon officials, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has recommended Gen. James Amos to serve as the next commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. The career aviator would succeed Gen. James Conway, who plans to retire in the fall. Gates also recommended Lt. Gen. Joseph Dunford as replacement for …

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John Persano

Lt. Col. John Persano is a former intelligence officer who headed Operation Golden Phoenix, the counterterrorism training drill that took place in San Diego, Calif., July 2008. For his role in planning and orchestrating the operation, Persano was given the 2009 Federal 100 Award (by Lomax ).

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