President Trump has appointed Gen. Mark Milley to succeed Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford.
"I am pleased to announce my nomination of four-star Gen. Mark Milley, Chief of Staff of the United States Army - as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, replacing General Joe Dunford, who will be retiring", Trump wrote. He has commanded units with the 10th Mountain Division and the 101st Airborne and served multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Several officials confirmed the decision on condition of anonymity because it had not been announced.
Milley will be the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to serve a single 4-year term.
Trump hinted the announcement would be coming earlier Friday when he said he would be making an announcement at the Army-Navy football game he will be attending Saturday in Philadelphia.Читайте также: British backpacker's disappearance in New Zealand being treated as suspected murder
The Joint Chiefs of Staff serve as the executive branch's top military advisers. Though Trump asked Kelly over the summer to stay on as chief of staff for two more years, the two have stopped speaking in recent days.
Dunford was nominated to the post in 2015 by former President Barack Obama.
Although Kelly was not serving as Trump's chief of staff during the time he fired former FBI Director James Comey, Mueller's team nonetheless wanted him to answer some questions about what he remembered about key events surrounding the firing.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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