In a tweet over the weekend, President Trump said he would nominate Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. If confirmed, Milley would succeed Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, who has served in the position since September 2015. Despite Trump’s early announcement, Dunford is expected to remain in place through September 2019 when his term expires, according to a DOD spokesman. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs is one of several military leadership posts slated to turn over next year, including Adm. John Richardson as the chief of naval operations, Gen. Robert Neller as commandant of the Marine Corps, and Air Force Gen. Paul Selva as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs, reports Military Times. Trump also will need to select someone to replace Milley as Army chief.
Army photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Wallace