Mark Milley, Robert Neller Confirmed to Military Leadership Roles

PentagonThe Senate has voted to confirm Gen. Mark Milley as chief of staff at the U.S. Army and Lt. Gen. Robert Neller as commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, Military Times reported Wednesday.

Senators also confirmed Adm. John Richardson to be the U.S. Navy‘s next chief of naval operations Wednesday, a day before the upper chamber began a monthlong summer recess.

Military Times reports the three military officials received endorsement from the Senate Armed Services Committee and will formally assume their new posts on the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the next few weeks.

Milley currently leads Army Forces Command and has worked in multiple leadership roles at the military branch over the past 34 years, while Neller is the head of Marine Forces Command and holds more than four decades of USMC service.

Richardson, Milley and Neller will not only lead their respective military organizations but also collaborate with President Barack Obama to address global security threats to the U.S., according to a Stars and Stripes report.

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