Trump picks Army chief of staff as next top military adviser

President Donald Trump right talks with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley left during the Army Navy NCAA college football game in Philadelphia Saturday Dec. 8 2018. Trump announced that Milley will be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta

Dunford is a former commandant of the Marine Corps and commander of coalition troops in Afghanistan.

Dunford's spokesman, Col. Patrick Ryder, said all indications are that Dunford will serve his full term. There has not been an Air Force officer in the chairman's post since 2005.

In addition to the scheduled change of the chairman, several other key slots on the Joint Chiefs of Staff are scheduled to open next year.

But he opted to announce the news on Twitter before heading to the game. Milley started the first U.S. Army-Navy ice hockey game in 2016 in advance of the 2016 Army-Navy football game. Dunford, a former commandant of the Marine Corps and commander of coalition troops in Afghanistan, is expected to serve out his term as Joint Chiefs chairman, which ends October 1.

The chairman is the highest-ranking military officer in the country and serves as the principal military adviser to the President. He has served in numerous command and leadership position, including in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Milley's holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Princeton University, a Master's Degrees from Columbia University (International Relations) and from the U.S. Naval War College (National Security and Strategic Studies).

"At the end of the day, in the dark of the night, when no one is around you and things aren't going well, it is your character that holds you together", Milley said, according to the school's website.

Joseph Dunford, who took on the role in 2015, is expected to serve out his term, which expires later next year. "And I look forward to that", Trump told reporters later Saturday, praising Milley after announcing his nomination.

The Trump family may also have an affinity for the Army.

Goldfein began his term as Air Force chief of staff in 2016, so wouldn't be expected to step down until the summer of 2020.

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