ASSISTANT COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS (ACMC)
General Gary L. Thomas, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps (ACMC)
The Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps (ACMC) is the second highest-ranking officer in the USMC and operates as the second-in-command for the Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC). The ACMC is appointed by the President and must be confirmed by a Senate majority vote.
General Gary L. Thomas assumed the duties of ACMC in June 2018. A native of Austin, Texas, he graduated from the University of Texas and was commissioned in 1984. He previously served as the Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources.
Updated by Kristin Stiner, March 2020