Confirming weeks of speculation, the Trump administration has nominated Army Gen. Mark A. Milley to serve as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Milley currently serves as chief of staff of the Army. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. James C. McConville is in line to succeed Milley as the Army’s top military officer. Lg. Gen. Joseph M. Martin would receive a fourth star and succeed McConville as vice chief. The Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) announced the promotions in a story on its web site. AUSA also reported these flag-rank promotions:
* Lt. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera would be promoted to general and assume command of U.S. Army Pacific. LaCamera now commands XVIII Airborne Corps.
* Maj. Gen. Michael “Erik” Kurilla would be promoted to lieutenant general and succeed LaCamera at XVIII Airborne Corps. Kurilla now serves as U.S. Central Command chief of staff.
* Lt. Gen. Laura J. Richardson would command U.S. Army North at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Richardson now heads U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM).
* Maj. Gen. Robert “Pat” White would receive a third star and assume command at the Fort Hood, Texas-based III Corps. He now serves as J-3 at U.S. European Command.
Each nomination is subject to confirmation by the Senate Armed Services Committee.