APNewsBreak: Pentagon recommends new Navy, Army chiefs | UTSanDiego.com

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say Defense Secretary Ash Carter is recommending Adm. John Richardson, head of the Navy’s nuclear program, to be the next chief of naval operations, and is nominating Gen. Mark Milley to be the next Army chief of staff.

Milley heads U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg, N.C. Earlier this year he was the officer assigned to review the case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive by the Taliban for five years.

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Ash Carter might not have been my choice for SecDef, but he’s light years ahead of Chuck Hagel. And he seems to take the job seriously. I’ve heard very good things about Richardson. And while I don’t really know much about Milley, I haven’t heard too many complaints about him.

Anybody have some background on him?

8 thoughts on “APNewsBreak: Pentagon recommends new Navy, Army chiefs | UTSanDiego.com”

  1. For what it’s worth, when he was the Corps CDR at Hood, he came into my TOC when I was out at NTC. Went around the crew, asking some very penetrating questions that tell me he’s switched on and gets it. (Luckily my guys all knocked them out of the park, but I was impressed during my one and only dealing with him.)

      1. Longer than that. The pipeline…changes you. You never really stop thinking like a Nuke.

  2. Speaking of “Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl”, it’s been quiet, lately.
    Too quiet.
    When the hell is he going to stand in front of a firing squad?
    Not soon enough, just sayin’…

    1. Maybe they’re slow-rolling the proceedings so that Obama can’t pardon him.

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