Lt. Gen. James McConville, deputy chief of staff for personnel at the U.S. Army, has been nominated to replace Gen. Daniel Allyn as the service branch’s vice chief of staff and for promotion to the rank of general, the Army Times reported Tuesday.
Meghann Myers writes the Senate received and handed over McConville’s nomination to the upper chamber’s armed services panel.
McConville elevated to the role of deputy chief of staff in August 2014 after he served as commanding general of the 101st airborne division and Fort Campbell in Kentucky.
The 36-year Army veteran began his career in the service branch as an infantry officer.
McConville served in various staff assignments such as executive officer to the Army’s vice chief of staff, chief of the office of legislative liaison and J5 strategic planner for the U.S. Special Operations Command.
The master Army aviator commanded the 4th brigade under the 1st cavalry division at Fort Hood in Texas and is qualified to operate several aircraft such as AH-64D Longbow Apache and OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopters.
He is a recipient of various awards that include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.