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MARCH 9, 2014
Major General Christopher Cortez
| Commanding General
Marines Corps Recruiting Command
U.S. Marine Corps
Major Gen. Cortez is currently assigned as Commanding General, Marine Corps Recruiting Command. He is the most senior Hispanic officer in the Marine Corps. Under his leadership, 3,400 recruiters are responsible for signing up 40,000 applicants and 1,200 officer candidates each year. His personal decorations include: the Defense Superior Service Medal, with oak cluster in lieu of second award; Legion of Merit with Combat V, two Gold Stars in lieu of second and third awards; Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal; and Combat Action Ribbon.