Gens. Joseph Dunford, Paul Selva Nominated to Retain JCS Leadership Roles

Joseph Dunford

President Donald Trump has nominated Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford for reappointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Defense Department announced Friday.

Dunford became chairman on October 1, 2015 and also currently serves as principal military adviser to the president, defense secretary and the National Security Council.

He previously served as commandant of the Marine Corps, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps and commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan.

Dunford also held various leadership roles within the Marine Corps such as director of operations; deputy commandant for plans, policies and operations; and commander of the 1st Marine Division.

Paul Selva

Air Force Gen. Paul Selva has also been nominated for reassignment as vice chairman of JCS.

Selva led the U.S. Transportation Command before he was appointed to his current position  in July 2015 and has recorded more than 3,100 flight hours.

He previously served as commander of the Air Mobility Command, vice commander of the Pacific Air Forces, assistant to the JCS chairman and director of strategic planning at the Air Force.

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