The Senate confirmed Marine Corps Lt. Gen. David Berger to be the next commandant of the service, Marine Times reported.
With the confirmation, Berger was also awarded his fourth star to the rank of general.
Berger, currently commander of Marine Corps Combat Development Command, will become the 37th commandant when he replaces Gen. Robert Neller ends his term July 11.
Berger will assume leadership of the Marine Corps as it evolves to a more technically advanced force from focusing on counterinsurgency warfare since the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.
He holds a bachelor’s in engineering from Tulane University, a Masters degree in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and an M.S. in Military Studies, according to a Marine Corps press release.
Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Patrick Mahoney