STAVANGER, Norway – NATO Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) welcomed its new Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff, U.S. Marine Corps Brigadier General Mark A. Cunningham, on Monday, August 29, 2022.

Brigadier General Cunningham most recently served as the Deputy Commander of the Force Headquarters Group, a major subordinate command within Marine Forces Reserve.

Brigadier General Cunningham’s prior assignments include a variety of counterterrorism and intelligence analysis billets. As Colombia Deputy Branch Chief in 2000, he commanded a team of 40 analysts conducting counterintelligence operations in Colombia. Later, he served as the Branch Chief and Senior Intelligence Analyst for European Command’s Regional Analysis Branch, Joint Reserve Intelligence Center.

Brigadier General Cunningham deployed to Afghanistan to serve as the Senior Intelligence Analyst for a joint task force in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in 2011, where he provided intelligence for over 110 combat operations.

During his assignment as Commander, 3rd Civil Affairs Group, Brigadier General Cunningham spearheaded the development of new concepts and capabilities focusing on future warfare analysis for the U.S. Marine Corps’ civil affairs.

Brigadier General Cunningham is a graduate of The Ohio State University, University of Dayton, and the U.S. Air University. His awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, amongst others.

Brigadier General Cunningham said: “It is a great honour to take over as the Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff of the Joint Warfare Centre in Norway.  I am impressed with what I have seen so far and look forward to serving with its One Team and, more broadly, the NATO Alliance.” 

Read Brigadier General Mark A. Cunningham's biography here.