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Patrick Shanahan Issues Memo on DoD’s ‘Space Force’ Establishment Plan

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has released a memo that lays out the Defense Department’s plan to establish by 2020 a new “space force” that would serve as the country’s sixth service branch, SpaceNews reported Thursday. John Rood, defense undersecretary for policy, will work with the Joint Staff, military services’ secretaries and DoD’s legislative office to come up with a legislative proposal for the new space force for submission to the Office of Management and Budget by Dec. 1, according to a copy of the Monday memo obtained by the publication.
 

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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.

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Adm. Philip Davidson nominated as U.S. Pacific Command head

Adm. Philip Davidson, head of the U.S. Fleet Forces Command, has been nominated for assignment as commander of the U.S. Pacific Command and for reappointment to the rank of admiral. President Donald Trump’s nomination of Davidson was announced by Defense Secretary James Mattis in a Defense Department press release issued …

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Rear Adm. Sara Joyner to Serve as JCS Personnel & Manpower Director

Rear Adm. Sara Joyner, head of the U.S. Navy‘s Physiological Episode Action Team, will be assigned as director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s manpower and personnel directorate, or J1, the Defense Department announced Tuesday. Joyner leads a Navy team tasked to examine occurrences of physiological episodes among naval aircraft pilots and …

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Navy Rear Adm. Cathal O’Connor Named Joint Staff J5 Chief of Staff

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Cathal O’Connor, commander of the Expeditionary Strike Group Three in San Diego, has been assigned as chief of staff at the Joint Staff’s strategic plans and policy directorate/J5 in Washington, D.C. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer and John Richardson, chief of naval operations, announced O’Connor’s new assignment …

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