May 04, 2015

Obama picks Marine commander for next chairman of the Joint Chiefs

Featuring Shawn Brimley

Source: The Washington Post

President Obama will nominate Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, selecting an experienced field commander to guide the United States through familiar insurgent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and new threats from cyberattacks and China’s military rise.

U.S. officials said Obama is expected to anounce on Tuesday that Dunford, the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, will be his pick to replace Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, who will step down this fall after four years on the job.

Read the full article at The Washington Post.

  • Shawn Brimley

    Executive Vice President and Director of Studies

    Shawn Brimley is Executive Vice President and Director of Studies at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) where he manages the center’s research agenda and staff. Mr....