He will still hold the rank of admiral after his nomination pushes through, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.
Grady has concurrently led USFFC and U.S. Naval Forces Northern Command since May 2018. In February of the following year, he took on leadership responsibilities at U.S. Strategic Command’s Joint Force Maritime Component and Naval Forces Strategic Command.
He also previously commanded the U.S. 6th Fleet and Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO.