We have a new chairman of the US Chiefs of Staff Committee

We have a new chairman of the US Chiefs of Staff Committee

On Thursday, the US Senate elected the next chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Mark Milley.

The 61-year-old was voted by an overwhelming majority by Senators with a ratio of 89: 1. Mark Milley, a graduate of the prestigious Princeton University, had previously participated in US military operations in Panama, Haiti and Bosnia, as well as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Until his current assignment, he was Commander of the Ground Armies at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

US President Donald Trump was nominated last December as chair of the Chiefs of Staff Joint Committee to replace retired General Joseph Dunford.

Mark Milley
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The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff does not participate in military operations and is responsible for advising the President, the National Security Council, and the Minister of Defense on military matters.

Milley’s successor will be General James McConnville, the former deputy chief of staff of the Army, whose appointment was approved by the Senate on Thursday.

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