Congressman Duncan Hunter made the following statement today regarding the nomination of General Joe Dunford for commandant of the Marine Corps:

“General Joe Dunford is one of the Marine Corps’ best and most effective leaders and I am thrilled he’s been nominated for commandant,” said Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Marine Corps veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan.  “With the drawdown in Afghanistan, the next several years will be a transformative time for the Marine Corps and General Dunford is the right man to meet the challenges ahead.  General Dunford’s steady hand and experience will be guiding forces for the Marine Corps.  It’s reassuring to know that there will be a warfighter leading Marines.”