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The Commandant of the United States Marine Corps is the highest ranking officer of the United States Marine Corps and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, reporting to the Secretary of the Navy but not to the Chief of Naval Operations. As with the other joint chiefs, the commandant is responsible for ensuring the organization and readiness of his respective service branch and for advising the President. However, as with the other joint chiefs, the commandant has no operational command authority. Image File history File links USMC_logo. ... Image File history File links CMCFlag. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces to global crises. ... Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States of America symbol The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) is a grouping comprising the Chiefs of service of each major branch of the armed services in the United States armed forces. ... Flag of the United States Secretary of the Navy. ... The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) is the senior military officer in the United States Navy. ...

# Name Start of Tenure End of Tenure
1. Samuel Nicholas November 28, 1775 August 27, 1783
2. William W. Burrows 12 July 1798 6 March 1804
3. Franklin Wharton 7 March 1804 September 1, 1818
Archibald Henderson (acting) September 16, 1818 March 2, 1819
4. Anthony Gale 3 March 1819 8 October 1820
5. Archibald Henderson October 17, 1820 January 6, 1859
6. John Harris January 7, 1859 1 May 1864
7. Jacob Zeilin 10 June 1864 October 31, 1876
8. Charles G. McCawley November 1, 1876 January 29, 1891
9. Charles Heywood 30 June 1891 October 2, 1903
10. George F. Elliott October 3, 1903 November 30, 1910
11. William P. Biddle February 3, 1911 February 24, 1914
12. George Barnett February 25, 1914 30 June 1920
13. John A. Lejeune 1 July 1920 4 March 1929
14. Wendall C. Neville 5 March 1929 8 July 1930
15. Ben H. Fuller 9 July 1930 February 28, 1934
16. John H. Russell, Jr. 1 March 1934 November 30, 1936
17. Thomas Holcomb December 1, 1936 December 31, 1943
18. Alexander A. Vandegrift January 1, 1944 December 31, 1947
19. Clifton B. Cates January 1, 1948 December 31, 1951
20. Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr. January 1, 1952 December 31, 1955
21. Randolph M. Pate January 1, 1956 December 31, 1959
22. David M. Shoup January 1, 1960 December 31, 1963
23. Wallace M. Greene, Jr. January 1, 1964 December 31, 1967
24. Leonard F. Chapman, Jr. January 1, 1968 December 31, 1971
25. Robert Everton Cushman, Jr. January 1, 1972 30 June 1975
26. Louis H. Wilson, Jr. 1 July 1975 30 June 1979
27. Robert H. Barrow 1 July 1979 30 June 1983
28. Paul X. Kelley 1 July 1983 30 June 1987
29. Alfred M. Gray, Jr. 1 July 1987 30 June 1991
30. Carl E. Mundy, Jr. 1 July 1991 30 June 1995
31. Charles C. Krulak 1 July 1995 30 June 1999
32. James L. Jones 1 July 1999 January 12, 2003
33. Michael W. Hagee January 13, 2003 November 13, 2006
34. James T. Conway November 14, 2006 Incumbent

Samuel Nicholas (circa 1744 - August 27, 1790) was the first officer commissioned in the United States Continental Marines (now the United States Marine Corps), and by tradition is considered to be the first Commandant of the Marine Corps. ... November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1775 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... August 27 is the 239th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (240th in leap years), with 126 days remaining. ... 1783 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Lieutenant Colonel William Ward Burrows (16 January 1768 – 6 March 1805) was the second Commandant of the Marine Corps. ... July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... 1798 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). ... 1804 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Lieutenant Colonel Franklin Wharton (July 23, 1767–September 1, 1818), third Commandant of the Marine Corps, was born into a prominent Philadelphia, Pennsylvania family. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in leap years). ... 1804 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1818 (MDCCCXVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... Archibald Henderson (January 21, 1783 – January 6, 1859) was the longest-serving Commandant of the Marine Corps, serving from 1820 to 1859. ... September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). ... 1818 (MDCCCXVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ... 1819 common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Anthony Gale (born September 17, 1782 in Dublin, Ireland) was the fourth Commandant of the United States Marine Corps and the only one ever fired. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1819 common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... October 8 is the 281st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (282nd in leap years). ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Archibald Henderson (January 21, 1783 – January 6, 1859) was the longest-serving Commandant of the Marine Corps, serving from 1820 to 1859. ... October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1859 (MDCCCLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... Colonel John Harris (May 20, 1790 - May 12, 1864) was the sixth Commandant of the Marine Corps. ... January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1859 (MDCCCLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Categories: Stub | 1806 births | 1880 deaths ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Colonel Charles G. McCawley (29 January 1827 – 13 October 1891) was an officer in the United States Marine Corps during the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Major General Charles Heywood (3 October 1839 - 26 February 1915) was the ninth Commandant of the Marine Corps. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... George Frank Elliott (1846 - 1931) was a U.S. Marine Corps general. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... November 30 is the 334th day (335th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 31 days remaining. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Major General William Phillips Biddle (15 December 1853—25 February 1923), the 11th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, was a member of the prominent Philadelphia Biddle family, and was educated in private schools in the Philadelphia area, by touring and at the University of Pennsylvania. ... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... General George Barnett was the 11th Commandant of the US Marine Corps. ... February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ... Lieutenant General John Archer Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, was born at Pointe Coupee, Louisiana, on 10 January 1867. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Wendell Cushing Neville (1870 - 1930) was a U.S. Marine Corps general. ... March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... July 8 is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 176 days remaining. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... Ben Hebard Fuller (27 February 1870 - 1937) was a significant U.S. Marine Corps general. ... July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... We dont have an article called John H. Russell, Jr. ... March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... November 30 is the 334th day (335th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 31 days remaining. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Thomas Holcomb (5 August 1879 – 24 May 1965) was the seventeenth Commandant of the United States Marine Corps (1936–1943). ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Categories: Stub | 1887 births | 1973 deaths | Medal of Honor recipients | U.S. Marine Corps generals | American World War II people ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... cate is the supreme fasist dictator of the world her army will burn and kill all that stand in her way particularly brad he must die first after becoming treasurer of the debate team cate went on a power ear bringing down everything in here path she ruled with an... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Image:Lemuel Cornick Shepherd mlajsi Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... General Randolph McCall Pate (February 11, 1898–July 31, 1961) was the twenty-first Commandant of the United States Marine Corps from 1956 to 1959. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... General David Monroe Shoup (13 January 1983) was a World War II Medal of Honor recipient and the twenty-second Commandant of the United States Marine Corps (January 1, 1960–December 31, 1963). ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... General Wallace Martin Greene, Jr. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Leonard Fielding Chapman, Jr. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... General Robert Everton Cushman, Jr. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... General Louis Hugh Wilson, Jr. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... General Robert H. Barrow, 27th Commandant of the Marine Corps General Robert Hilliard Barrow (born February 5, 1922) was the 27th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) from 1979-1983. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gen. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... General Alfred M. Gray General Alfred M. Gray, Jr. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Carl Epting Mundy Jr. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Charles C. Krulak General Charles C. Krulak served as the 31st Commandant of the Marine Corps from July 1, 1995 to June 30, 1999. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Old Farts by the Sometimes-United Nations. ... General James Logan Jones, Jr. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Old Farts by the Sometimes-United Nations. ... January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael W. Hagee General Michael W. Hagee, 33rd Commandant of the Marine Corps, graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... James Terry Conway is a Lieutenant General in the United States Marine Corps. ... November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 47 days remaining until the end of the year. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... // In politics The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ...

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