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Milley’s First Message as Chairman Emphasizes Joint Force Development

Army Gen. Mark Milley, in his first message to service members as the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, outlined his key priorities of increasing readiness and ensuring the military improves its joint operations. “Today, we face a complex and volatile global security environment with a wide range of challenges,” Milley wrote in the Oct. 1 message. “We will meet those challenges and we stand ready to keep the peace, and, if necessary, win the war on the land, at sea, in the air, in space, and cyberspace.” His priorities include: sustaining values, improving joint warfighting readiness, developing and empowering a future joint force and its leaders, and taking care of people and families. “It is the honor of a lifetime to continue to serve alongside of you to ensure this experiment in liberty is passed to the next generation,” Milley wrote. —Brian Everstine