Commandant of the Marine Corps

For the past 100 years, Leatherneck has chronicled the essence and heritage of our Corps. What started as a small newspaper became the most prominent and highly circulated service periodical. It has served as a forum to share war stories, document events, and record memoirs. Looking back on a...
10 NOVEMBER 2017 A MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS Seventy-Five years ago today, after months of fighting at Henderson Field and along Edson’s Ridge, Marines on Guadalcanal spent the night of 10 November 1942 planning and preparing. Although the Battle of Guadalcanal would continue...
On August 23rd, Col Mary Reinwald, the Editor of Leatherneck Magazine , and I had the rare opportunity to interview Gen Robert B. Neller, the Commandant of the Marine Corps. In a discussion that was less “question and answer” and more of a broad conversation ranging from a recent visit with the...
With controversy surrounding Marines involved in sharing photos of their female counterparts and sexual assault and harassment continuing to be a problem within our ranks, I firmly believe it’s important we stimulate a conversation around finding a sustainable solution. My views on the recent...
To all Marines, Sailors, civilians and families, I am honored to serve as your Commandant. To General and Mrs. Dunford, as you transition to your next assignment, please know that you go with the respect and thanks of every Marine, Sailor and their families. It is now our responsibility to maintain...
Editor’s note: LtCol Arthur P. Brill Jr., USMC (Ret) recently met with General Joseph F. Dunford, 36th Commandant of the Marine Corps, to discuss the Commandant’s views on the challenges facing the Corps today and his plans to ensure the Corps’ continued success in the future. Leatherneck: You...
Leatherneck ’s LtCol Arthur P. Brill Jr., USMC (Ret) recently sat down with General James F. Amos to discuss his tenure as 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps and the state of the Corps today. Gen Amos will conduct the passage of command with Gen Joseph F. Dunford Jr. on Oct. 17, 2014. Leatherneck...
Throughout our Corps’ proud 238-year history, Marines have earned their place among the world’s elite ground combat forces. Direct ground combat remains indispensable to the security of our Nation in chaotic and dangerous times. Even as military technology advances, physical strength, speed, and...
The record for length of service as Commandant of the Marine Corps is held by Archibald Henderson. That officer was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant of the Marine Corps on October 17, 1820, and served as Commandant in the three successive grades, Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel and Brigadier...
The Commandant's Planning Guidance is available now. Gen Joseph F. Dunford Jr. asks all Marines to read it, discuss it with peers and provide feedback to leadership. Read the Guidance

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