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Milley Sworn in as 20th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Army Gen. Mark Milley on Sept. 30 became the 20th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, taking over for retiring Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford. Milley, who had served as the chief of staff of the Army since 2015, was sworn in as the nation’s top uniformed officer during a rain-soaked ceremony at JB Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. During his speech, Milley pledged to continue the military’s modernization, along with showing “unwavering support” and care for troops and families. “We stand ready to keep the peace, or if necessary, win the war,” he said.