Trump seen picking Milley as next chairman of Joint Chiefs

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© Reuters. Milley testifies at the Senate hearing about women deployed in ground combat units on Capitol Hill in Washington© Reuters. Milley testifies at the Senate hearing about women deployed in ground combat units on Capitol Hill in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to name the Army’s top general, Mark Milley, as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday, in a decision that appears to be coming months earlier than expected.

Trump hinted earlier on Friday that he would be announcing new military leadership on Saturday when he attends the Army-Navy football game.

Milley would succeed Marine General Joseph Dunford, who would normally stay in office as chairman until a slated Oct. 1, 2019 handover date.

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