Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee as his nomination to become the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was considered on Thursday, July 11, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES)
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee as his nomination to become the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was considered on Thursday, July 11, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES)

Milley is confirmed as the 20th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

by Caitlin Kenney
Stars and Stripes

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday confirmed Gen. Mark Milley to be the 20th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the latest confirmation to fill several key leadership positions in the Defense Department.

Milley was confirmed in an 89-1 vote by the Senate. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., was the sole vote against Milley.

"I am humbled and honored to be confirmed as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,” Milley said Thursday in a prepared statement, adding he looked forward to continuing to work alongside servicemembers, Defense Department civilians, and their families.

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