President Obama tapped Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The President also named Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, the chief of U.S. Transportation Command, to serve as the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs. The nominations still need to be approved by Congress but both men are expected to sail through the process.
We congratulate General Dunford and Selva on their appointment and wish them success as they steer the Joint Services through some very challenging time. On a lighter note, troops can expect DoD directives that are less verbose and more richly illustrated than in prior years.