37th Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps
3 Nov 2023

Lieutenant General Christopher J. Mahoney was promoted to the rank of General today and sworn-in as the 37th Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps by Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro at a small ceremony in the Pentagon.

General Mahoney most recently served as Deputy Commandant, Programs and Resources, a billet he held from September 2021 to November 2023. He is a native of South Weymouth, Massachusetts and was commissioned in 1987. He is a graduate of Navy Fighter Weapons School—better known as TOPGUN—and has over 5000 hours of flight time in the A-6, F-5, F-18, and F-35 aviation platforms. He has commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels.

“I am excited to have General Mahoney as the 37th Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps,” said Secretary Del Toro. “He has experience with our pacing threat in the Indo-Pacific and is a combat veteran. He is the right leader to continue our efforts to prepare the Marine Corps for future battlefields through Force Design. I am thankful that he and his family will continue to serve our grateful Nation.” 

Due to the current hospitalization of the Commandant of the Marine Corps, as Assistant Commandant, General Mahoney will also be performing the duties of Commandant of the Marine Corps pursuant to 10 U.S. Code § 8044.