Top Marine Corps officer tests positive for Covid


The Marine Corps’ No. 2 officer has tested positive for coronavirus, the service announced on Wednesday.

Assistant Marine Commandant Gen. Gary Thomas was among top military officers who put themselves under quarantine this week after Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Charles Ray tested positive on Monday.

Thomas was one of the officers who met with Ray and other top military leaders at the Pentagon on Friday. All but one member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have been in quarantine since Ray tested positive. Thomas is experiencing mild symptoms.

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