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Report: Senate OKs Gen. Robert Abrams as US Forces Korea Commander in Series of DoD Nominee Confirmations

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The Senate on Thursday confirmed Army Gen. Robert Abrams as the next chief of U.S. Forces Korea in a series of approvals for Defense Department nominees in the upper chamber, Stars and Stripes reported Friday.

Abrams, who has led Army Forces Command since 2015, will also serve as commander of United Nations Command and Combined Forces Command.

Vice Adm. Craig Faller, formerly senior military assistant to Defense Secretary James Mattis, was also confirmed as head of U.S. Southern Command.

The upper chamber also approved Thursday the nomination of U.S. Air Force veterans Robert McMahon and James Stewart to assistant secretary roles at DoD.

Stewart, a retired Air Force major general, will focus on manpower issues at the Pentagon.

The report said McMahon, who previously served as assistant defense secretary for logistics and material readiness, will oversee DoD’s sustainment issues.

Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis, who has served as deputy head of naval operations, has been confirmed commander of the 2nd Fleet, according to the report.