Joe Plenzler


Joe Plenzler is a recently retired infantry officer and public affairs officer. Most notably, he orchestrated the largest media embed program in USMC history during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. From 2010 to 2015, he served as an advisor to the 34th, 35th, and 36th commandants of the Marine Corps.
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PARRIS ISLAND, SC - MARCH 08:  Female United States Marine Corps recruits receive instructions for a training exercise during boot camp March 8, 2007 at Parris Island, South Carolina. The Department of Defense has asked Congress to increase the size of the Marine Corps by 27,000 troops and the Army by 65,000 over the next five years.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
PARRIS ISLAND, SC - MARCH 08: Female United States Marine Corps recruits receive instructions for a training exercise during boot camp March 8, 2007 at Parris Island, South Carolina. The Department of Defense has asked Congress to increase the size of the Marine Corps by 27,000 troops and the Army by 65,000 over the next five years. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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