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Trump picks General Mark Milley as next top military adviser 

Trump announces that Army General Mark Milley will become the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

  • If confirmed by the Senate, Milley would succeed retiring Marine Gen Joseph Dunford as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 
  • President Trump tweeted the announcement Saturday morning, thanking ‘both of these incredible men for their service to our country!’ 
  • Milley commanded troops during several tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and has served as chief of the Army for the last three years

President Donald Trump says he’s tapping Gen Mark Milley as his next top military adviser.

Milley is a battle-hardened commander who has served as chief of the Army for the last three years. If confirmed by the Senate, Milley would succeed retiring Marine Gen Joseph Dunford as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Trump tweeted the announcement Saturday, thanking ‘both of these incredible men for their service to our country!’ He said the date of transition is being determined.

President Trump announced Saturday morning that he will tap Gen Mark Milley (above) to be his next top military adviser. If confirmed by the Senate, Milley will succeed Marine Gen Joseph Dunford as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

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

His term as Joint Chiefs chairman ends October 1.

Milley commanded troops during several tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and has served as the Army’s top officer since August 2015.

Trump tweeted the announcement on Saturday morning

Trump tweeted the announcement on Saturday morning

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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