Ellyn Dunford
Ellyn Dunford

Ellyn Dunford

Ellyn Dunford was a practicing physical therapist prior to and during her 34 years of marriage a Marine Corps officer.  Across the span of her life in the military she has lived in 19 homes, six states and numerous deployments during both peacetime and war.

Her current role as spouse of the 19th CJCS  (General Joesph Dunford) has broadened her exposure to, and work with non-profit and government agencies working on behalf of military Service members and their families.

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife, Mrs. Ellyn Dunford, speak with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis before the arrival of the President of the United States prior to the 149th annual Department of Defense (DoD) National Memorial Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery, May 29, 2017. Senior leadership from around the DoD gathered to honor America’s fallen military service members. (Photo by James K. McCann)


Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford and his wife Ellyn, speak alongside Student 2 Student program volunteers at the Military Child Education Coalition 2018 National Training Seminar in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2018. The themes of leadership, service, and civic responsibility wove through the discussion on three historical book selections. (Photo by James K. McCann)

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, his wife Ellyn Dunford, Bonnie Carroll, founder of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, and TAPS families march down centerwalk as guests of honor for a sunset parade at Marine Barracks Washington, Washington, D.C., May 26, 2017. Sunset parades are held as a means of honoring senior officials, distinguished citizens and supporters of the Marine Corps. (Photo by Dominique A. Pineiro)


Mrs. Ellyn Dunford, a judge for the 2017 competition, poses for a photo with representatives of Dog Tag Bakery Inc., after the 2017 Newman’s Own Awards at the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon, Oct. 11, 2017. The annual competition seeks to reward ingenuity for programs that benefit service men, women, and their families. To date, the competition has recognized 174 programs with awards totally $1, 725,000. (Photo by James K. McCann)


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