James F. Amos
James F. Amos ( born November 12, 1946 in Wendell, Idaho) is a general of the United States Marine Corps and, since October 22, 2010, the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps. The naval aviation was previously from July 2008 to October 2010 Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps.
Amos is a graduate of the University of Idaho (1970). In the same year he became a soldier of the USMC. In 1971 he became Naval Aviator ( Naval Aviator ). He led among other things, VMFA -312, the Marine Aircraft Group 31, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, the squadron ( Operation Enduring Freedom in 2003 and 2004 ), II MEF ( July 2004-July 2006 ) and the Marine Corps Combat Development Command.
Amos is the first naval aviator in the history of the Marine Corps, which is as its commander responsible for the leadership of the armed force.
Selection of decorations, sorted on the basis of the Order of Precedence of the Military Awards:
- Navy Distinguished Service Medal
- Defense Superior Service Medal
- Legion of Merit (2 x)
- Bronze Star
- Meritorious Service Medal
- Joint Service Commendation Medal
- Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal
- Navy Unit Commendation
- Kosovo Campaign Medal (3 x)
- Iraq Campaign Medal ( 2 x)
- Armed Forces Service Medal
- NATO Medal for use in Yugoslavia ( 2 x)