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Parris Island, South Carolina
BGen James F. Glynn Commanding General, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Eastern Recruiting Region
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Brigadier General Glynn joined Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Eastern Recruiting Region after serving as the Deputy Commanding General of Special Operations Joint Task Force, Operation Inherent Resolve (Forward) since July 2017.  Previously, he served at Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)—first as the Military Assistant to the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps and then as the Director of the Office of U.S. Marine Corps Communication. 

                                                                           

A native of Albany, New York, his service as a Marine began in 1989 after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.  His initial assignment was with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, in Hawaii where he served as a rifle platoon commander throughout Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm and later as the 81 mm Mortar Platoon Commander.  He has served in a variety of command and staff billets at: Marine Barracks 8th & I, Washington, DC; 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Camp Pendleton, California; Marine Corps Recruiting Station, San Antonio, Texas; I Marine Expeditionary Force, and Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command’s (MARSOC) Special Operations School, Camp Lejeune, NC.  In addition to his most recent deployment, Brigadier General Glynn deployed with four Marine Expeditionary Units (Special Operations Capable) and, while assigned to the G-3, Future Operations, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, he served in Fallujah, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II.  He later returned to Iraq in 2006-2007 as the Battalion Landing Team Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable).  He is a joint qualified officer following three years with the Theater Special Operations Command - Africa, in Stuttgart, Germany and recent deployment with Special Operations Joint Task Force, Operation Inherent Resolve (Fwd), in Baghdad, Iraq. 

Brigadier General Glynn is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program and earned a Master of Science Degree in National Security Affairs from the U.S. Army War College, a Master of Science Degree in Military Studies from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and is a graduate of the Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School.  His personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit Medal with one gold star, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with one gold star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with one gold star, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device and one gold star, and the Combat Action Ribbon with one gold star. He is married with two children.

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