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Vice Adm. Michael Gilday Nominated Joint Staff Director for Operations

Michael Gilday

President Donald Trump has nominated U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Michael Gilday, commander of the Fleet Cyber Command and 10th Fleet, for assignment as director of operations at the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Defense Secretary James Mattis announced Gilday’s nomination in a press release published Tuesday.

Gilday will succeed U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. John Dolan and work with the JCS chairman to advise the president and defense secretary on military operations and plans.

Gilday’s deployments at sea include service onboard the USS Chandler (DDG 996), USS Princeton (CG 59), USS Gettysburg (CG 64), USS Higgins (DDG 76) and USS Benfold (DDG 65).

He served as director of operations at the U.S. Cyber Command in his last tour.

He also worked as naval aide at the White House, executive assistant to the JSC chairman, director of operations at NATO’s Joint Force Command and chief of staff at Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO.

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