Joint Chiefs of Staff

Glenelg grad reaching highest levels of Marines

Lt. Gen. David Berger, a three-star Marine Corps general, has been nominated to serve as the next commandant of the Marine Corps. Berger is a Woodbine native who graduated from Glenelg High School in 1977. He was recently nominated to receive a fourth star and serve as the 38th commandant.

Marine Corps commandant is the highest-ranking officer in the Marines and is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The person is nominated by the president and approved by the Senate.

Berger currently leads Marine Corps Combat Development Command in Quantico, Virginia. He graduated from Tulane University as an engineering major and earned...