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Report: Vice Adm. Michael Gilday Among Top Candidates for CNO Role

Vice Adm. Michael Gilday, director of the Joint Staff, has emerged as one of the top contenders for the role of chief of naval operations, Defense News reported Tuesday. Sources said Gilday would bring his experience in cyber warfare to the role if he were to be nominated and confirmed. He is former head of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command and 10th Fleet.

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Report: Senate OKs Gen. Robert Abrams as US Forces Korea Commander in Series of DoD Nominee Confirmations

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Army Gen. Robert Abrams as the next chief of U.S. Forces Korea in a series of approvals for Defense Department nominees in the upper chamber, Stars and Stripes reported Friday. Abrams, who has led Army Forces Command since 2015, will also serve as commander of United Nations Command and Combined Forces Command.

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Mike Pompeo Sworn in as Secretary of State

The Senate has approved the nomination of Mike Pompeo, former CIA director, to succeed Rex Tillerson as secretary of state through a 57-42 vote, the New York Times reported Thursday. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito swore in Pompeo shortly after the upper chamber gave its final confirmation. The report said Pompeo …

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Rep. Jim Bridenstine Confirmed as NASA Administrator

The Senate voted 50-49 Thursday to confirm Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., as NASA administrator, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Bridenstine will replace Robert Lightfoot, who has been leading NASA as acting chief since January 2017 and is set to retire by the end of April after a nearly three-decade career …

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Owen West Confirmed as DoD Special Ops Head

The Senate voted 74-23 Monday to approve Owen West, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and former Goldman Sachs partner, as assistant defense secretary for special operations and low intensity conflict, Defense News reported Tuesday. West was nominated by President Donald Trump in June and recommended by the Senate Armed Services Committee for the …

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King & Spalding Partner Christopher Wray Confirmed as FBI Director

The Senate voted 92-5 Tuesday to confirm Christopher Wray, a litigation partner at international law firm King & Spalding, as FBI director, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Wray’s confirmation came nearly two months after President Donald Trump nominated him for the post following the dismissal of James Comey as FBI chief in May. Senate Judiciary …

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Senate Approves Lisa Disbrow as Air Force Undersecretary

Lisa Disbrow, formerly comptroller and assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force for financial management, has received Senate confirmation as the service branch’s new undersecretary, the Air Force reported Tuesday. Disbrow will also co-chair the Air Force Council and will be in charge of the Air Force’s $120 billion annual …

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