Armed Forces News

The Senate voted Aug. 5 to confirm the nomination of Gen. Mark A. Milley to become the next chief of staff of the Army. Milley, now commander of U.S. Forces Command (FORSCOM), succeeds retiring Gen. Ray Odierno. Meanwhile, President Obama has nominated Patrick J. Murphy as the next undersecretary of the Army. He would succeed acting undersecretary Eric Fanning. Murphy, an Iraq war veteran and former congressman, holds the Bronze Star medal.