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Trump to reveal pick for next chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff

AFP  |  Washington 

US is set to reveal his pick to become the next of the and apparently plans to make the announcement at Saturday's annual Army-Navy football game.

Trump announced a new and a new UN on Friday and told reporters "I have another one for tomorrow that I'm going to be announcing at the Army-Navy game" in

"I can give you a little hint: It will have to do with the and succession," he said.

is the of the Joint Chiefs of Staffs, made up of the heads of the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and

Dunford is scheduled to retire in October of next year after completing his second two-year term as of the Joint Chiefs.

According to Fox News, Trump plans to name chief of staff to replace Dunford as

Milley, 60, has served in and and is a graduate of

According to several US media outlets, favored General David Goldfein, in keeping with a tradition of rotating the post between the services, but Trump preferred Milley.

Dunford is a Marine Corps general and there has not been an in the chairman's post since 2005.

The annual Army-Navy football game features cadets from the against their counterparts from West Point and is often attended by the

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 04:40 IST
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