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Commanding General, 2d Marine Division
Major General Francis L. Donovan

Major General Frank Donovan currently serves as the Commanding General, 2d Marine Division. He previously served as the Assistant Commanding General, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). Prior to JSOC, Major General Donovan spent two years as the Commanding General of Naval Amphibious Forces, Task Force 51 / 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade - known as Task Force 51/5.


An infantry and reconnaissance officer, Major General Donovan has led Marines and Sailors in all three operational Marine Expeditionary Forces to include commanding a Force Reconnaissance Platoon, Battalion Landing Team, a Marine Expeditionary Unit, and a Marine Expeditionary Brigade. He has served in combat, contingency, and expeditionary operations at sea, from the sea and ashore.


Major General Donovan also led a Marine Corps Security Forces Detachment in Crete, Greece, a Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team (FAST) platoon, commanded a Marine Corps Recruiting Station in Eastern Pennsylvania, and was Director of the Expeditionary Warfare School.


Major General Donovan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Towson University, a Master of Military Studies from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College and completed the Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program (AMP). Major General Donovan and his wife Kim, a former Naval officer, have two children.