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Joe Biden to Nominate Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg for DOT Secretary

Pete Buttigieg

Joe Biden, the U.S. president-elect, intends to nominate former South Bend City Mayor Pete Buttigieg for the Department of Transportation's (DOT) highest leadership role, Biden's transition campaign said Tuesday. Buttigieg, Biden's nominee to become the U.S. secretary of transportation, would succeed Elaine Chao if elected for the role with the service branch. 

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Adm. John Aquilino Nominated for INDOPACOM Leadership Post

John Aquilino

Navy Adm. John Aquilino, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, has been nominated to lead U.S. Indo-Pacific Command in Hawaii. If confirmed, Aquilino will lead a unified combatant command that works with other U.S. government agencies to ensure stability in the Asia-Pacific region. He previously served in multiple fighter squadrons that flew F-18 C/E/F Hornet and F-14 A/B Tomcat aircraft. 

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Trump Eyes Nomination of Sean Plankey as DHS Asst Director

Sean Plankey

President Trump plans to nominate Sean Plankey to serve as assistant director for infrastructure security at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Plankey currently serves as principal deputy assistant secretary for cybersecurity, energy security and emergency response at the Department of Energy (DOE). Before DOE, he held the role of director for cyber policy at the National Security Council

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Maj. Gen. John Shaw Nominated to Lead Space Command

Lt. Gen. John Shaw

President Trump has nominated Maj. Gen. John Shaw, commander of the Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) and the Space Operations Command, to serve as deputy commander at the U.S. Space Command. Shaw will elevate to the rank of lieutenant general once he receives confirmation from the Senate, the Department of Defense (DoD) said Thursday.

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President Trump Eyes Nomination of Nathan Smington as FCC Member

White House

President Trump plans to nominate Nathan Simington, senior adviser at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), to serve as a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). As part of his current role, Simington oversees supply chains, U.S. 5G security and the American Broadband Initiative, the White House said Tuesday.

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Maj. Gen. Michael Groen Nominated to Oversee Joint AI Center

Maj. Gen. Michael Groen

Maj. Gen. Michael Groen, deputy chief of computer network operations at the National Security Agency (NSA), has been nominated for assignment as the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center's (JAIC) next director and promotion to the rank of lieutenant general. If the Senate confirms his nomination, Groen would succeed Nand Mulchandani, who has served as acting JAIC director following Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan's departure. 

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Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner Nominated to Succeed Vice Adm. Nancy Norton as DISA Director

Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner

President Trump has nominated Air Force Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner to be the next Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) director and Joint Forces Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network commander. Maj. Gen. Skinner, current director of command, control, communications and cyber at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM), is also in line to receive a promotion to the rank of lieutenant general.

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President Trump Eyes Nomination of Matthew Shipley as DoD Asst Secretary

Matthew Shipley

President Trump plans to nominate Matthew Shipley, a two-decade U.S. Navy veteran, to serve as assistant secretary for readiness at the Department of Defense (DoD). Shipley manages and develops policies for the U.S. military in his current role as deputy assistant secretary for force readiness at DoD. 

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Lt. Gen. David Allvin Nominated as Air Force Vice Chief of Staff

Lt. Gen. Allvin

President Trump has nominated Lt. Gen. David Allvin, director for strategy, plans and policy at the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to serve as vice chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force. Upon confirmation, Allvin will succeed Gen. Stephen Wilson, who is noted as the longest-serving vice chief of staff at the service branch. 

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