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McConville Becomes Army’s 40th Chief of Staff

McConville Becomes Army’s 40th Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley handed over command of the Army to Gen. James McConville on Aug. 9 as he departs the service to become the Defense Department’s top uniformed officer. The Senate on July 25 confirmed Milley as the next...

Senate Confirms Milley as Joint Chiefs Chairman

Senate Confirms Milley as Joint Chiefs Chairman The Senate on July 25 confirmed Army Gen. Mark Milley to be the 20th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in a bipartisan, nearly unanimous vote of 89-1. Milley will take over for retiring Marine Corps Gen. Joseph...

Senate Confirms Esper as Defense Secretary

Senate Confirms Esper as Defense Secretary The Senate on July 23 confirmed Mark Esper to be the next secretary of defense, by a vote of 90-8. Esper could be sworn in as the Pentagon’s new leader as early as this evening. He largely sailed through the Senate...

SASC Sends Esper, Milley Nominations to Senate Floor

SASC Sends Esper, Milley Nominations to Senate Floor The Senate Armed Services Committee on July 18 approved the nominations of Army Secretary Mark Esper to be the new defense secretary and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of...

ANG Suicide Analysis Board Urges Increased Gun Safety

ANG Suicide Analysis Board Urges Increased Gun Safety The Air National Guard wants to rely more heavily on chaplains to help combat suicides, following a recent analysis that discovered easy access to guns and a lack of preventative information contributed to most ANG...