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.
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?