Marine

Major-General Michael Langley appointed Commander of Marine Corps Forces


Michael Langley United States Marine Corps

Major General Michael Langley, deputy commander of the United States Marine Corps Forces Command, was appointed by President Biden as branch of service commander.

Langley, one of only six black generals in the US Marine Corps, will also be promoted to the rank of lieutenant general in accordance with the appointment, the Department of Defense announced on Tuesday.

He will also continue to serve as Commanding General of Fleet Marine Force Atlantic and Commanding Officer of Marine Forces Northern Command, Norfolk, Virginia.

A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Langley joined the Platoon Leaders Course program in 1982 and was appointed second lieutenant in 1985.

Previously, he served as Deputy Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy, J-5 at U.S. Central Command and Deputy Deputy Commander of the Corps’ Office of Programs and Resources. of the Marines.

He also worked as Deputy Commanding General of the II Marine Expeditionary Force and Commanding General of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade.

The well-decorated general attended a variety of institutions including the Basic School, Officers Basic Artillery School, Amphibious Warfare School, Command and Staff Course, Naval War College and the Army War College.


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