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Reports: Joseph Dunford to Be Nominated JCS Chair, Paul Selva In Line for No. 2 Post

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Gen. Joseph Dunford
Gen. Joseph Dunford

The White House is set to nominate Gen. Joseph Dunford as chairman and Gen. Paul Selva as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Defense News reported Monday.

Defense News reports Joseph Dunford has led the U.S. Marine Corps for the past six months and has helped USMC develop a strategy to train branch personnel in different mission areas.

He assumed the commandant role at USMC after one year and a half of service as the International Security Assistance Force commander.

Gen. Paul Selva
Gen. Paul Selva

Selva has served as commander of the U.S. Transportation Command since May 2014 and previously led the Air Mobility Command as well as worked as vice commander at Pacific Air Forces.

He also held the roles of assistant to the JCS chairman and military adviser within the State Department.

Dunford and Selva have collaborated to facilitate removal of U.S. military equipment from Afghanistan when the U.S. decided to withdraw troops from that country, according to Defense News.

Defense One reported that if confirmed, Dunford would succeed Gen. Martin Dempsey and Selva would replace Adm. Sandy Winnefield.

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