Bonnie Amos, wife of the Marine Corps commandant, launches Facebook page


Bonnie Amos, wife of Commandant Gen. Jim Amos, addresses Marine spouses Marine Corps University’s Command and Staff College at Quantico, Va., in January. (Sgt. Mallory S. VanderSchans)

Bonnie Amos, the wife of Commandant Gen. Jim Amos, has taken her work to Facebook.

The First Lady of the Marine Corps’ page was launched online recently, and pointed out by Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Mike Barrett on Twitter today. Mrs. Amos page is online at

In an introductory post, Mrs. Amos said she is “catching up with the times” and launched the page to reach as many Marine Corps families as possible.

“My hope is that this allows for quick and effective communication with all of you Marine Corps Families out there to keep you posted on the wonderful things going on, from Family Readiness updates, to sharing the inspiration that I get on a daily basis from YOU!” she said. “I’m so excited to be in touch with all of you!”

The page has a handful of posts far, including photographs from the Warrior Games held in Colorado this month.

Barrett joined Twitter late last month, but there are no signs that the commandant will be following suit with social media anytime soon.

“No,” said Lt. Col. Joseph Plenzler, a spokesman for the commandant, last month. “The commandant won’t be tweeting any time soon.”


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