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John Campbell Nominated to Lead Allied Forces in Afghanistan

Army Gen. John Campbell has been nominated by President Barack Obama to succeed Gen. Joseph Dunford as the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Tuesday. Campbell has been serving as the Army’s vice chief of staff since March 8, 2013 and held the position …

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Carolyn Colvin Gets Nod as Social Security Administration Head

President Barack Obama acknowledged Carolyn Colvin’s work as acting chief of the Social Security Administration with a planned nomination that would formalize her role as commissioner. Colvin, deputy commissioner of social security for the SSA for over three years, has also been serving as the agency’s acting commissioner since February …

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Maj. Gen. William Bender Appointed to Air Force CIO Role

Air Force Maj. Gen. William Bender, deputy chief of the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq, has been appointed to the roles of information dominance chief and chief information officer. President Barack Obama has also recommended that Bender be promoted to the rank of lieutenant general, the Defense Department said Tuesday. Bender has …

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Former Bush Adviser Ed Gillespie Selected Virginia GOP Nominee for Senate

Ed Gillespie, former Republican National Committee chairman and adviser to then-President George W. Bush, received the Virginia Republican Senate nomination and will be running against Democratic nominee Sen. Mark Warner, the Associated Press reported Saturday. Alan Suderman writes Gillespie bested a former Air Force pilot, a congressional staffer and a consulting business owner at …

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Paul Zukunft Nominated as Coast Guard Commandant

Vice Adm. Paul Zukunft, head of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Pacific Area and Defense Force units, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to become the service’s 25th commandant, Navy Times reported Saturday. Meghann Myers writes that if Zukunft is confirmed, he will succeed Adm. Bob Papp, who is retiring …

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Paul Selva Nominated to Lead Transportation Command

U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul Selva has been nominated by President Barack Obama to lead Transportation Command, Defense News reported Friday. Aaron Mehta writes that if confirmed, Selva would succeed Gen. William Fraser II, who has served as Transcom commander since October 2011. Selva currently serves as head of Air Mobility …

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Report: Robert Work To Be Nominated Deputy Defense Secretary

Robert Work, a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer and former Navy undersecretary, will be nominated by President Barack Obama this week to serve as deputy defense secretary, DoD Buzz reported Wednesday. Michael Hoffman writes that Work currently leads the Center for a New American Security, a Washington-based think tank, and …

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