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1st Marine Division Leaders

Major General Benjamin T. Watson
Commanding General, 1st Marine Division

Maj. Gen. Watson graduated from Cornell University in 1991 with a BA in history, and was commissioned through the NROTC program.

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Brigadier General James A. Ryans
Assistant Division Commander, 1st Marine Division

Brigadier General Ryans enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1988 and was commissioned in 1995.

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Sergeant Major M. J. Fouss
Sergeant Major, 1st Marine Division

Sergeant Major Fouss of Summit, NJ, enlisted in the Marine Corps in April 1995.

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CMDCM Richard E. Bolton
Command Master Chief, 1st Marine Division

Master Chief Petty Officer (Submarine Warfare/Surface Warfare/Fleet Marine Force) Richard Bolton is a native of California.

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