Where do you think they’re going….?
The Pentagon is soon expected to undergo its most dramatic period of turnover at top military levels under the Trump administration. At least 5 of the 7 members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will be replaced this year. –
CHANGES AT THE MILITARY
–Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman: Marine Gen. Joe Dunford is retiring; Gen. Mark Milley, now the Army chief of staff, was nominated to succeed him.
–Joint Chiefs of Staff vice chairman: Air Force Gen. Paul Selva is retiring. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, head of U.S. Strategic Command, was nominated to succeed him.
–Head of the Army: Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James McConville was nominated to succeed Gen. Milley.
–Head of the Navy: Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson is retiring. Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran was nominated Thursday to succeed Adm. Richardson.
–Commandant of the Marines: Gen. Robert Neller is retiring. Lt. Gen. David Berger was nominated to succeed him.
–Head of U.S. forces in Middle East and Afghanistan: Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, has retired. Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, the Joint Staff director, succeeded him.
–Commander of European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe: Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti is retiring. Gen. Tod D. Wolters, commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Africa and Allied Air Command, was nominated to succeed him.
–Commander of U.S. Africa Command: Marine Corps Gen. Thomas Waldhauser is retiring. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, was nominated to succeed him.
–Head of U.S. special operations command: Gen. Raymond Thomas III, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, retired. Army Lt. Gen. Richard Clarke, director for strategic plans and policy at Joint Staff, succeeded him.
–Head of U.S. nuclear forces: Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, has been named vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His replacement hasn’t been named.