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Detachment Life Member John M. Paxton appointed to Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps
Paxton Promotion

Gen. John M. Paxton, Jr., assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, stands for Honors during his promotion and appointment ceremony Dec. 15, 2012 at Marine Barracks Washington, Washington D.C. Gen. Paxton relieves Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. and is now the 33rd Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tia Dufour/Released)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, left, and Debbie Paxton, pin on Gen. John M. Paxton Jr., assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, center, to his current rank of general during a promotion and appointment ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., Dec. 15. Paxton relieves Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, former assistant commandant, of the post. Paxton was promoted to his current rank of general and sworn in to his new position by Amos in the same event. In attendance to the ceremony were a number of former commandants, assistant commandants and sergeants major of the Marine Corps as well as Paxton's family, friends, former and current staff members, and foreign dignitaries.

Webmasters Note: General Paxton is a Life Member of the Westchester County Detachment - Marine Corps League

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