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Concordia today announces the appointment of General Joseph F. Dunford Jr. to its Leadership Council. 

General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. served as 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 from October 2015 through September 2019. Prior to becoming Chairman, the General 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.

A native of Boston, Massachusetts, General Dunford graduated from Saint Michael’s College and was commissioned in 1977. He has served as an infantry officer at all levels, to include command of 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines, and command of the 5th Marine Regiment during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. General Dunford also served as the Assistant Division Commander of the 1st Marine Division, Marine Corps Director of Operations, and Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies and Operations. He commanded I Marine Expeditionary Force and served as the Commander, Marine Forces U.S. Central Command.

“Throughout his career in the United States Armed Forces and the private sector, General Dunford has demonstrated an unmatched level of decorum and efficiency, championing the tradition of the U.S. military and producing desired results every step of the way,” commented Concordia’s Co-Founders, Matthew Swift and Nicholas Logothetis. “Now, as a leader in the private sector, he leverages his unique insight into geopolitics, defense, and intelligence. As one of the most respected leaders in both the public and private sectors, we are delighted to welcome the General to our Leadership Council.” 

The full list of Concordia’s Leadership Council Members can be found here