Army Vice Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. James McConville. Photo: Dana Clarke/U.S. Army
Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville has been nominated by President Trump to take over as Chief, replacing Gen. Mark Miley.
The nomination was announced at the AUSA Global Force Symposium and Exposition, by AUSA chief, Gen. Carter Ham. The nomination was received by the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 25.
McConville is a West Point graduate, who has served as commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He has extensive experience as an Army aviator, with flight time with the AH-64D Longbow Apache, OH-58 Kiowa Warrior, AH-6, AH-1 Cobra, and more.
He became vice chief of staff in June 2017. he and his wife have three children, all of which are currently serving in the military, according to his biography.
Milley was nominated at the end of 2018 to become the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The current chair, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, is retiring on October 1 this year.
A soldier has died after a training accident in South Korea, during which a Bradley Fighting Vehicle he was in overturned.
According to a press release from the 2nd Infantry Division, 20-year-old Spc. Nicholas C. Panipinto died on Nov. 6 from injuries sustained during the accident at Camp Humphreys. Stars and Stripes reports that two other soldiers were injured in the accident.
A search is ongoing for a Camp Lejeune Marine who is wanted in Virginia on a murder charge.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office in Rocky Mount, Virginia, said Monday they have issued an arrest warrant for Michael Alexander Brown, 22, for second-degree murder as well as use of a firearm in commission of a felony in connection with a Nov. 9 homicide.
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman should not fear retaliation over his testimony to the U.S. Congress in its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday.
Vindman, now detailed to the White House National Security Council, has been targeted by Trump following his Oct. 29 congressional testimony. Trump tweeted that Vindman was a "Never Trumper witness," raising questions about potential fallout on his military career.
"He shouldn't have any fear of retaliation," Esper told a small group of reporters during a flight to New York, adding that he had reinforced the "no retaliation" message in a conversation with the secretary of the Army.