|CJCS job is easy; just suck up to 0bama. I've made a career of that process.|
Looks like we have a new Chairman [designate] of the JCS.
Joseph F Dunford, Jr.
Has he passed the 0bama "Litmus Test" [he is willing to shoot American citizens, if ordered]?
We're not sure what his qualifications are though.
His career seems to have consisted primarily of serving as an
2) personnel officer,
3) personal assistant,
5) instructor, or
6) flunky on the staff of the JCS.
His nickname: "Fighting Joe"
[we couldn't find a rationale for that name; he may have picked a fight at a Washington cocktail party]
1st Marine Division - platoon and company commander in 3rd Battalion 1st Marines
and a company commander in 1st Battalion 9th Marines until 1981.
[These were administrative ticket punches]
Aide to commanding general of III Marine Expeditionary Force
[shoe polisher; delivered coffee, shopped with general's wife]
Rewarded with transfer to HQ Marine Corps Officer Assignment Branch
[where he could program his next "command slot" for his next early promotion].
Commanded L Company of 3rd Battalion 6th Marines.
Operations, Plans, and Training Officer: 2nd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company
[Liaison officer means you're not expected to do much, but it counts as "Joint" service - necessary for promotion to flag rank]
Marine ROTC Instructor at Holy Cross College
Instructor: Officer Candidates School at Quantico.
[Does it get any more brutal than this?]
Member of USMC Commandant’s staff group [paper pusher; yes man]
Senior Aide to the Commandant of the Marine Corps
[Supervised the Commandant's junior aide [1LT], served coffee to Commandant].
Executive Officer and later commander: 2nd Battalion 6th Marines from 1996 until 1998
[USMC had reached its bottom in this period].
Executive Assistant to the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (under two Chairmen):
[personal courier and coffee pourer].
Chief, Global and Multilateral Affairs Division (J-5).
[Another Liaison job]
Commanded 5th Marine Regiment, ["invasion" of Iraq]
[Administrative movement of Marines from US to Iraq]
Division chief of staff and assistant commander.
[More admin service and coffee pouring]
So, we now have a Chairman of the JCS who appears to be a clone of the disgrace currently in place; but he will serve 0bama in a most obsequious manner.
|PX Kelly: Last of the USMC heroes!|
We suspect that General P X Kelly [USMC-Ret] may be in grieving over 0bama's selection of a popinjay as Chairman of the JCS, even though Dunford is a Marine
[well, at least he wears a Marine uniform.
Notably, Kelly earned four combat medals for valor and actually commanded combat units.