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Trump Nominates USMC Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie to Lead Central Command

President Trump has nominated U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, Joint Staff director, for promotion to the rank of general and assignment as commander of U.S. Central Command, the Defense Department said Wednesday.

The corpsman commanded the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit in Afghanistan and Iraq missions from 2004 to 2006.

Afterward, he held a secretarial role with the 33rd and 34th Commandants of the Marine Corps.

McKenzie joined the Joint Staff’s National Military Command Center in 2007 as deputy director of operations. In 2017, he was named Joint Staff director.

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