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.
If the Pentagon had to take Consumer Math class in high school, they'd flunk.
The U.S. military—correction, the U.S. taxpayer—is spending more money to buy fewer weapons. The reason? Poor acquisition practices, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
"DOD's 2018 portfolio of major weapon programs has grown in cost by $8 billion, but contains four fewer systems than last year," GAO found.
He's an Oklahoman and an Air Force vet, an actor and martial artist. The intensity of his badassery formed the basis of one of the earliest and most ubiquitous internet memes. He's a fictional member of Delta Force and a Texas Ranger, his beard a source of such virile endurance and strength that it makes Samson's biblical mane look like a bouquet of hobo pubes.
Now, Norris will live forever as the ultimate instrument of righteousness: an M1 Abrams tank.