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Flag of the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps

Flag used by the ACMC

The Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps (ACMC) is the second highest ranking officer in the United States Marine Corps. In the event that the Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) is absent or is unable to perform his duties, the ACMC assumes the duties and responsibilities of the CMC. The ACMC may also perform other duties that the CMC assigns to him. [1] The ACMC is appointed by the President of the United States and must be confirmed via majority vote by the Senate.[1] By statute, the ACMC is appointed as a four-star general.[1]

Prior to 1946, the title "Assistant Commandant" was not used, and was known as the Assistant to the Commandant. Prior to 1918, records indicate only a billet "Duty in the office of the Commandant". No records exist before the break of World War I, possibly because the Commandant likely had only administrative staff and no deputy.

As of 3 July 2008, the current ACMC is General James F. Amos.

List of previous appointeesEdit

Assistants to the Commandant of the Marine CorpsEdit

# Photo Rank Name Tenure Became Commandant
1 No image O5 Lieutenant Colonel ColeEli K. Cole 191129 April 1911 - 1 January 1915 No
2 John A. Lejeune O6O7 Colonel
Brigadier General
LejeuneJohn A. Lejeune 19151 January 1915 - 10 September 1917 Yes
3 No image O6O7 Colonel
Brigadier General
LongCharles G. Long 191711 September 1917 - 13 August 1920 No
4 Wendell C. Neville O8 Major General NevilleWendell C. Neville 192014 August 1920 - 11 July 1923 Yes
5 Logan Feland O7 Brigadier General FelandLogan Feland 192313 July 1923 - 31 July 1925 No
6 Williams Dion USMC O7 Brigadier General WilliamsDDion Williams 19251 August 1925 - 1 July 1928 No
7 Ben Hebard Fuller O7 Brigadier General FullerBen H. Fuller 19282 July 1928 - 8 July 1930 Yes
8 No image O7 Brigadier General MeyersJohn T. Meyers 19301 August 1930 - 1 February 1933 No
9 John H. Russell O7 Brigadier General RussellJohn H. Russell, Jr. 19331 February 1933 - 28 February 1934 Yes
10 No image O7 Brigadier General McDougalDouglass C. McDougal 19348 April 1934 - 22 April 1935 No
11 No image O7 Brigadier General LitleLouis M. Little 193522 April] 1935 - 6 May 1937 No
12 Holland Smith O6 Colonel SmithHolland M. Smith 19391 April 1939 - 25 September 1939 No
13 AAVandegrift O6O7 Colonel
Brigadier General
Vandegrift1Alexander A. Vandegrift 19401 March 1940 - 18 November 1941 Yes
14 Charles D. Barrett O7 Brigadier General BarrettCharles D. Barrett 194119 November 1941 - 12 March 1942 No
15 No image O7 Brigadier General KeyserRalph S. Keyser 1942.0328 March 1942 - 24 May 1942 No
16 Harry Schmidt;USMC-C-Marshalls-p3 O7O8 Brigadier General
Major General
SchmidtHarry Schmidt 1942.0525 May 1942 - 1 August 1943 No
17 75px O8 Major General RockneyKeller E. Rockey 19432 August 1943 - 17 January 1944 No
18 No image O8 Major General PeckDewitt Peck 194420 January 1944 - 30 July 1945 No
19 Allen H. Turnage O8 Major General TurnageAllen H. Turnage 19451 September 1945 - 16 October 1946 No

Assistant Commandants of the Marine CorpsEdit

# Photo Rank Name Tenure Became Commandant
1 Lemuel Cornick Shepherd mlajsi O8 Major General ShepherdLemuel C. Shepherd, Jr. 19467 October 1946 - 14 April 1948 Yes
2 Oliver P. Smith O8 Major General SmithOliver P. Smith 194815 April 1948 - 19 July 1950 No
3 No image O8O9 Major General
Lieutenant General
SilverthornMerwin H. Silverthorn 195019 July 1950 - 1 February 1952 No
4 Gerald C. Thomas O9 Lieutenant General ThomasGerald C. Thomas 19528 March 1952 - 1 July 1954 No
5 GenRMPate USMC O9 Lieutenant General PateRandolph M. Pate 19541 July 1954 - 31 December 1955 Yes
6 No image O9 Lieutenant General MegeeVernon E. Megee 19561 January 1956 - 30 November 1957 No
7 No image O9 Lieutenant General McCaulVerne J. McCaul 19571 December 1957 - 31 December 1959 No
8 No image O9 Lieutenant General MunnJohn C. Munn 19601 January 1960 - 31 March 1963 No
9 No image O9 Lieutenant General HayesCharles H. Hayes 19631 April 1963 - 30 June 1965 No
10 No image O9 Lieutenant General MangrumRichard C. Mangrum 19651 July 1965 - 30 June 1967 No
11 Leonard F. Chapman O9 Lieutenant General ChapmanLeonard F. Chapman, Jr. 19671 July 1967 - 31 December 1967 Yes
12 75px O98 Lieutenant General
General
WaltLewis William Walt 19681 January 1968 - 29 January 1971 No
13 Keith B. McCutcheon O99 General McCutcheonKeith B. McCutcheon 1971.0130 January 1971 - 11 March 1971
(never assumed post due to illness)
No
14 Raymond G. Davis O99 General DavisRaymond G. Davis 1971.0312 March 1971 - 30 March 1972 No
15 Earl Edward Anderson O99 General AndersonEarl E. Anderson 197231 March 1972 - 30 June 1975 No
16 Jaskilka Samuel GenUSMC O98 Lieutenant General
General
JaskilkaSamuel Jaskilka 19751 July 1975 - 30 June 1978 No
17 GenRtBarrowUSMC hires O99 General BarrowRobert H. Barrow 19781 July 1978 - 30 July 1979 Yes
18 McLennan Kenneth GeneralUSMC O99 General McLennanKenneth McLennan 19781 July 1979 - 30 July 1981 No
19 Paul X. Kelley O99 General KelleyPaul X. Kelley 19811 July 1981 - 30 June 1983 Yes
20 General John K. Davis O99 General DavisJohn K. Davis 19831 July 1983 - 31 May 1986 No
21 Morgan ThomasR O99 General MorganThomas R. Morgan 19861 June 1986 - 30 June 1988 No
22 Joseph J. Went O99 General WentJoseph J. Went 19881 July 1988 - 31 July 1990 No
23 John R Dailey O99 General DaileyJohn R. Dailey 19901 August 1990 - 31 August 1992 No
24 Walter E. Boomer O99 General BoomerWalter E. Boomer 19921 September 1992 - July 14 1994 No
25 Richard D Hearney O99 General HearneyRichard D. Hearney 199415 July 1994 - 26 September 1996 No
26 Richard I Neal O99 General NealRichard I. Neal 199627 September 1996 - 4 September 1998 No
27 Terrence R Dake O99 General DakeTerrence R. Dake 19985 September 1998 - 7 September 2000 No
28 Michael J. Williams O99 General WilliamsMMichael J. Williams 20008 September 2000 - 9 September 2002 No
29 William L. Nyland O99 General NylandWilliam L. Nyland 200210 September 2002 - 7 September 2005 No
30 Robert Magnus O99 General MagnusRobert Magnus 20058 September 2005 - 2 July 2008 No
31 Gen James F. Amos O99 General AmosJames F. Amos 20083 July 2008 - Present

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 10 U.S.C. § 5044 Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps.
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