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** FILE ** Actor Gary Sinise, 58, is named an honorary U.S. Marine by Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Navy corpsman Matt Ivy, left, standing next top Marine Corps General James F. Amos spoke about how Marines always watch out for one another during the burial service of Congressman C.W. Bill Young at Bay Pines National Cemetery, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Young, a 82-year-old Pinellas County Republican who served in Congress for 22 terms, died last week, surrounded by friends and family, at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Jim Damaske) TAMPA OUT; CITRUS COUNTY OUT; PORT CHARLOTTE OUT; BROOKSVILLE HERNANDO OUT; USA TODAY OUT; MAGS OUT

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U.S. Navy corpsman Matt Ivy, left, standing next top Marine Corps General James F. Amos spoke about how Marines always watch out for one another during the burial service of Congressman C.W. Bill Young at Bay Pines National Cemetery, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Young, a 82-year-old Pinellas County Republican who served in Congress for 22 terms, died last week, surrounded by friends and family, at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Jim Damaske) TAMPA OUT; CITRUS COUNTY OUT; PORT CHARLOTTE OUT; BROOKSVILLE HERNANDO OUT; USA TODAY OUT; MAGS OUT

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**FILE** Gen. James F. Amos is commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. (Associated Press)

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Actor Gary Sinise, 58, named an honorary U.S. Marine by Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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** FILE ** Actor Gary Sinise, 58, is named an honorary U.S. Marine by Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps. (Associated Press)

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“As the commandant, I must address difficult topics, and I have advisers who help me do that while staying within the bounds,” Gen. James F. Amos said. (Associated Press)

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Commandant Gen. James F. Amos is accused of ordering an investigator into the Taliban desecration cases to “crush” the defendants. (Associated Press)

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“As the commandant, I must address difficult topics, and I have advisers who help me do that while staying within the bounds,” Gen. James F. Amos said. (Associated Press)

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Alison Spann receives a scholarship award from Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps.

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Alison Spann receives a scholarship award from Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps.

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Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday about sexual assaults in the military are (from right): Legal counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Brig. Gen. Richard C. Gross, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Judge Advocate General of the Army Lt. Gen. Dana K. Chipman, Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos, and Staff Judge Advocate to the Marine Corps Commandant Maj. Gen. Vaughn A. Ary.

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Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday about sexual assaults in the military are (from right): Legal counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Brig. Gen. Richard C. Gross, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Judge Advocate General of the Army Lt. Gen. Dana K. Chipman, Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos, and Staff Judge Advocate to the Marine Corps Commandant Maj. Gen. Vaughn A. Ary.

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**FILE** Gen. James F. Amos is commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Gen. James F. Amos is commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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associated press MORALE BOOSTER: Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos says the increase in attacks is a sign that the U.S. is defeating the Taliban.

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Gen. James Amos, the Marine Corps commandant, says the increase in attacks is a sign that the U.S. is defeating the Taliban. (Associated Press)

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In this photo taken July 29, 2011, Marine Corp Commandant Gen. James Amos speaks with reporters the at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md. Since the lifting two months ago of a longstanding U.S. ban on gays serving openly in the military, Amos said U.S. Marines across the globe have adapted smoothly and embraced the change. ìI'm very pleased with how it has gone,î he said in an Associated Press interview during a week-long trip that included four days in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)