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Trump likely to name Gen Mark Milley as chairman - Joint Chiefs of Staff

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is expected to name as the new of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in succession to

Quoting sources, reported that the announcement would be made on Saturday at the Army-Navy game.

"I have another one for tomorrow that I'm going to be announcing at the Army-Navy game. I can give you a little hint: It will have to do with the and succession," Trump told reporters on Friday while responding on a question regarding the appointment of the new of the

In 2015, Milley took over as the of the US after serving as the of Forces at in state. He also assumed command and leadership positions, including in and

Generally, the successor of the post would not be selected until next year, given that Dunford is slated to retire on October 1, 2019. Sources told that Dunford has no plans of stepping down soon.

The next of the will serve for a term of four years, instead of the current two years. The change was necessitated after the 2016 as the wanted continuity.

Dunford was appointed by former for a two-year term in 2015. Last year, Trump extended his term for another two years.

Air Force is the of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his term is slated to end in July next year.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 04:45 IST