Chairman of JCS Re-appointed
Press reports indicate that Marine General Joe Dunford will be nominated for a second term as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Air Force General Paul Selva will be nominated for a second term as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs.
Dunford served as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs since September 2015. The Joint Chiefs chairman serves a two-year term that may be renewed. Dunford’s reappointment must be confirmed by the Senate.
Prior to becoming Joint Chiefs Chairman, Dunford served as Marine Corps Commandant, the service’s top officer. Dunford also served as assistant commandant from 2010-12 as well as the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan from 2013-14. He was first commissioned in 1977.