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Major General John K. Love is currently the commanding officer of the Second Marine Division which is based in the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, in North Carolina.[1][2][3]

John K. Love (2)

Major General Love


Love graduated from Texas Tech University. After, he was a corporal in the Marine Reserves and in 1984, he was commissioned. He participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009. His assignments as a general officer included the time he participated in Operation Unified Protector in 2011 as part of NATO.[4] As of 2018 he is a Major General in the Marine Corps after being nominated for promotion by the Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter[5] and then being approved by the U.S. Senate in March 2015.[6]

In June 2018, Love was nominated for promotion to lieutenant general[7] and assignment as military representative to the NATO Military Committee.[8]


While he was a Brigader General, he won the Legion of Merit.[why?][9]


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