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Assistant Commandant for Operations & Training

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Chuck Dunne, Colonel, USMC (Ret.)
Asst. Commandant, Operations, Training
Phone: (843) 953-6928













Born in Boston, graduated from The Citadel in 1990, and was commissioned into the Marine Corps through the Platoon Leaders Course.

Staff assignments include:

-Logistics Squadrons, where he served as the Logistics Officer, Operations Officer, and Executive Officer.

-U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command (MARCENT), assigned within the G3 as the Chief of Operations, and the Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF) Transition Planner during surge recovery. 

-Regional Command Southwest in Afghanistan, deployed as the component planner for MARCENT in the C35, focused on USMC Componency, advisor team sourcing, and global force management.

-2d Marine Aircraft Wing, serving as the Assistant Chief of Staff, Aviation Logistics Department.

Command Tours include

-Company Commander, recruit training company, Parris Island 1995 to 1997

-Platoon Commander at Officer Candidate School in 1998

-Commanding Officer of Recruiting Station Columbia, SC from June 2002 to July 2005

-Commanding Officer Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 31 from 2007 – 2009

-Commanding Officer Headquarters and Service Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command and Commander Camp Allen from 2015 - 2017.

-Commanding Officer, Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Unit, The Citadel, and the Professor of Naval Science 2017 - 2020.

Colonel Dunne attended resident professional military education:

-Career Level School at the Amphibious Warfighting School;

-Marine Corps Command and Staff College - graduating with a Masters of Arts in Military Studies; and

-Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University - Masters in National Security Strategy and Resource Management.

His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit (4), Meritorious Service Medal (3), Navy Commendation Award (3), Navy Achievement Meda

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