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Trump nominates Gen Mark Milley as next Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

US on Saturday nominated as his next of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's top

If confirmed by the Senate, Gen Milley would replace who is scheduled to retire next summer. Milley currently is of the

"I am pleased to announce my nomination of four-star Mark Milley, of the as the of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, replacing General Joe Dunford, who will be retiring," Trump said in a tweet.

Milley has served in and

"I am thankful to both of these incredible men for their service to our country! Date of transition to be determined," Trump said ahead of the Army-Navy football game later in the day, which he is scheduled to attend.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 21:40 IST