James Dickinson, chief of staff of theÂ U.S. Strategic Command, has received Senate confirmation to serve as commanding general of the U.S. Army‘s Space and Missile Defense Command and the Army Forces Strategic Command.
The Army said Monday Dickinson will also elevate from the rank of major general to lieutenant general.
He was nominated to headÂ SMDC/ARSTRAT in November.
Dickinson also servesÂ asÂ principal adviser to the StratcomÂ commander and deputy chief and leadsÂ operations of the command staff under his currentÂ role.
He previously worked as director for test at the Missile Defense Agency and deputy to the inspector general atÂ the office of the Army secretary.
His 31-year militaryÂ career also includes time as commanding general of the 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command in Texas and head of air and missile defense forces in the U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. European Command and U.S. Central Command.