Trump nominates Gen. Mark Milley as chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff

Trump nominates Gen. Mark Milley as chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff

He has been Army chief of staff since 2015.

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The chairman is the highest-ranking military officer in the country and serves as the principal military adviser to the President.

A Princeton-educated Green Beret, Milley has served multiple combat tours in Panama, Iraq and Afghanistan during his 38-year career.

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If chosen, Milley would succeed the current chairman, Gen. Joseph Dunford, whose term expires later next year.

In recent years, Milley has been on the forefront of change for the Army.

Dunford is a former commandant of the Marine Corps and commander of coalition troops in Afghanistan.

He helped launch the Army's Security Force Assistance Brigades to help reduce the strain on Special Forces units while also ensuring that the army maintained the ability to advise friendly forces combating extremist groups. The first, from Fort Benning in Georgia, just returned from its inaugural deployment in Afghanistan and the second, from Fort Bragg, is slated to deploy to Afghanistan early next year.

"I can give you a little hint: It will have to do with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and succession", he said. Milley would succeed Marine General Joseph Dunford, who would normally stay in office as chairman until a slated October 1, 2019 handover date.

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