President Trump on Saturday named Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley to attain Chairman of a Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford.
“I am gratified to announce my assignment of four-star General Mark Milley, Chief of Staff of a United States Army – as a Chairman of a Joint Chiefs of Staff, replacing General Joe Dunford, who will be retiring,” Trump tweeted. “I am grateful to both of these implausible group for their use to a Country! Date of transition to be determined.”
Speaking to reporters on Friday, Trump hinted an proclamation associated to a Joint Chiefs of Staff was stirring as he denounced other picks — William Barr for profession ubiquitous and Heather Nauert for U.N. ambassador.
“I have another one for tomorrow that I’m going to be announcing during a Army-Navy game,” Trump said. “I can give we a small hint: It will have to do with a Joint Chiefs of Staff and succession.”
Trump had been approaching to make a proclamation during a Army-Navy game, though done a proclamation on Twitter instead. Typically, a inheritor to a authority would not be comparison until subsequent year, given that Dunford is due to offer until Oct. 1, 2019.
Sources told Fox News on Friday that Dunford has no skeleton to finish his tenure as authority early. The subsequent authority will offer for four years, instead of two years. But a change was done in 2016 because Congress wanted smoothness before and after a presidential election.
Dunford was nominated to a post in 2015 by former President Barack Obama. Trump nominated him for a second two-year tenure final year.
Milley insincere avocation as a arch of staff of a Army in 2015 after portion as a commander of Army Forces during Fort Bragg in North Carolina. He has served in authority and care positions, including in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Fox News’ John Roberts and Alex Pappas contributed to this report.