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II Marine Expeditionary Force

Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, NC
Major General Raymond C. Fox

By | July 13, 2012

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Major General Raymond C. Fox

Major General Raymond C. Fox

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Major General Fox was promoted to his current rank on 18 September 2009 and assumed the duties of Commanding General, II Marine Expeditionary Force on July 13th, 2012. Major General Fox graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1977. He was commissioned through the Platoon Leaders Class in June 1977 and designated a Naval Aviator in August 1979.

Major General Fox’s assignments in the operating forces include Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadrons 265, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268, Desert Storm. Commander of Law Enforcement Marine Air Ground Task Force 2-90, Logistics Officer for 1st Marine Regiment, Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163, and Battle Captain for 3d Marine Air Wing during Operation Iraqi Freedom I. He has deployed with the 11th, 13th, and 15th Marine Expeditionary Units and completed 6 WESTPAC/SWA deployments.

Other assignments include Flight Instructor Marine Helicopter Training Squadron 301, Head of Enlisted Counseling/Substandard Performance Section Enlisted Assignment Branch at Headquarters Marine Corps, Joint Requirements Division J-8 Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron (MAWTS-1) Yuma, and 2d Marine Aircraft Wing Liaison Officer to the Combined Air Operations Center, Qatar, OIF II.

As a general officer, Major General Fox has served as the Assistant Deputy Commandant for Programs & Resources at Headquarters Marine Corps, Deputy Director of Resources and Acquisition at the Joint Staff J-8, and Commanding General of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing and Marine Corps Training and Education Command in Quantico Virginia. 

Major General Fox is a graduate of the Australian Army Command and Staff College and the U.S. Army War College. He holds a Graduate diploma in Management and Masters Degrees in Public Administration and Strategic Studies.

Major General Fox has accumulated over 5,000 hours in Marine and Navy aircraft.