Secretary of Defense
Lloyd James Austin III was sworn in as the 28th Secretary of Defense on January 22, 2021. Mr. Austin
Secretary of the Navy
The Honorable Carlos Del Toro was sworn in as the 78th Secretary of the Navy August 9, 2021. As Secretary, he is responsible for over 900,000 Sailors, Marines, reservists, and civilian personnel and an annual budget exceeding $210 Billion. His priorities include securing the training and equipment successful naval operations demand and addressing the most pressing challenges confronting the US Navy and Marine Corps – China’s naval ambitions, climate instability, Covid’s ongoing impact, and strengthening a naval culture of inclusiveness and respect.
Commandant of the Marine Corps
General David H. Berger assumed the duties of Commandant of the Marine Corps on July 11, 2019.A
Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps
General Smith is currently serving as the 36th Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps.Born in
Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps
Sergeant Major Black assumed his current post as the 19th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps on July
Commanding General, II Marine Expeditionary Force
Lieutenant General Ottignon attended Ithaca College, was commissioned through the NROTC program in August 1987 and assigned as a Combat Engineer. He received a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Rochester's Simon School of Business in June 1997 and a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in June 1998.
Sergeant Major, II Marine Expeditionary Force
Sergeant Major Travis began his current assignment as the II Marine Expeditionary Force Sergeant
Command Master Chief, II Marine Expeditionary Force
Command Master Chief Rebana, a native of Olongapo, Republic of the Philippines, enlisted in the
Commanding General, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade
Brigadier General (BGen) Andrew T. Priddy is currently serving as the Commanding General of 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) and the Deputy Commanding General of II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF).
Commanding General, 2nd Marine Logistics Group
Brigadier General McWilliams was born and raised in Downingtown, PA. He graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and was commissioned in 1994 and assigned as an infantry officer. In 1997, he transitioned military
occupational specialties and assigned as a logistics officer.
Sergeant Major, 2nd Marine Logistics Group
Sergeant Major Gwaltney was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 3, 1976. In November 1996, he reported to Recruit Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California. Upon graduation, he reported to the School Of Infantry at Camp Pendleton, California, where he attended the Light Armored Vehicle Crewman Course (MOS 0313). In May 1997, Private First Class Gwaltney received orders to 3d Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Twentynine Palms, California.
Command Master Chief, 2d Marine Logistics Group
Master Chief Beck is currently serving as the Command Master Chief of 2d Marine Logistics Group, headquartered at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.