Lieutenant General John A. Toolan Jr. was commissioned in October 1976, shortly after graduating from Fordham University. His first assignment was as an infantry platoon commander with 1st Battalion, 9th Marines in Okinawa in 1977. Toolan subsequently served at every command billet in the Infantry. His long and decorated career lasted for 41 years before retiring in 2016. Toolan’s final post was Commanding General, United States Marine Corps Forces, Pacific.
American Heroes Smokehouse is sponsoring a service dog in-training, Jocko, who bears Lt. Gen Toolan’s rugby’s nickname.