Gen. James McConville, the U.S. Army's vice chief of staff, was nominated to serve as the branch's chief of staff, Military.com reported Tuesday. President Trump submitted the nomination to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Monday.
McConville possesses more than 30 years of military experience including as the former commander in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also held various staff assignments with the Army and the U.S. Special Operations Command during his tenure.
He would succeed Gen. Mark Milley as Army chief of staff upon confirmation. Milley was nominated to become chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.