Task Force Member Profile

LtGen Richard Natonski, USMC (ret.)

Task Force Member

LtGen Richard F. Natonski, USMC (ret.) is the former Commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, which he held from August 2008 until his retirement on September 8, 2010, after more than 37 years of service.


From 2006-2008, he served as the Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies and Operations (PP&O). This posting followed his command of the 1st Marine Division where he led the ground assault during the second Battle of Fallujah in Iraq in 2004 and managed security operations in the Al Anbar province during the 2005 Iraqi national elections.


He sits on JINSA’s Board of Advisors and previously served as a member of its Gaza Assessment Task Force.

Task Force Publications


This author has not published any op-eds yet.

Friday, July 5, 2019

US has Given Lebanese Armed Forces a Pass with Hezbollah — Conditioning Aid is Necessary

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Congress Should Be Wary of Funding the Lebanese Armed Forces

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Israel's Security Remains Fragile

Friday, July 27, 2018

Human Shields and Other Tactics of Israel's Enemies


This author has not published any analytical pieces yet.


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