New commanding officers would soon renew the military leadership in the United States now. The Senate is about to approve all the nominations now but civil defense appointments are being ignored. Legislators from the Senate Armed Services Committee will soon conduct confirmation hearing for new Joint Chiefs chairman. General Joseph Dunford Jr from the Marine Corps is at the forefront of the race.
The Congress is on holiday due to Independence Day celebrations in the country. For the post of Joint Chiefs vice chairman, General Paul Selva from the Air Force is being considered. U.S. Transportation Command will be handled by General Darren McDew from the Air Force as well. Their confirmation would be conducted on July 14.
As of now, no one has taking any objection over the nominees. The committee chairman John McCain, Senator from Arizona is very supportive of Dunford along with his fellow committee members. Other nominees have favorable image too. The committee is expected to go critical on the foreign policy adopted by the Obama Administration rather than new appointments. The Republicans are already accusing the President for being soft on ISIS and Russia.
General Mark Milley would be next Army chief of Staff if McCain confirms his nomination soon along with Admiral John Richardson for the post of chief of naval operations. McCain has assured about all new appointments before August recess. The senator assured that military won’t have to suffer due to odd congressional sessions now. Top posts in the pentagon are still vacant and congress is not that eager to fill them.