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Trump to Nominate Top Army General for Joint Chiefs Chairman

Trump to Nominate Top Army General for Joint Chiefs Chairman

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Military Chief of Employees Gen. Mark Milley, second from proper, applauds President Donald Trump’s State of the Union deal with in January with, from left, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Employees Gen. Joseph Dunford, and Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller. (Win McNamee/Getty Pictures file picture)

President Donald Trump mentioned Saturday he intends to appoint Military Chief of Employees Gen. Mark Milley to switch Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Employees.

The commander-in-chief hinted Friday he meant to make the personnel announcement throughout the Military-Navy soccer sport he’ll attend in Philadelphia Saturday.

“I’ve one other one for tomorrow that I’m going to be asserting on the Military-Navy sport. I may give you slightly trace: It should do with the joint chiefs of employees and succession,” he mentioned Friday as he left the White Home.

On Saturday he opted in opposition to ready that lengthy, nevertheless.

Trump additionally introduced Friday he’ll nominate George H.W. Bush-era Lawyer Normal William Barr to return to that submit and former Fox Information anchor Heather Nauert, who’s the State Division’s chief spokeswoman, to be UN ambassador.

Milley has been Military chief of employees since 2015. The final acquired his fee in 1980 and has served in command and employees positions since then, together with a posting on the Pentagon. He has commanded troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

By choosing Milley for the highest army submit, Trump is retaining it within the arms of the bottom providers. The Military or Marine Corps have had their generals in that submit since Oct. 1, 2011.

The final Air Pressure or Navy four-star to carry the Joint Chiefs chairman position was Navy Adm. Michael Mullen, who was the army’s high four-star workplace from October 2007-September 2011.

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