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General Millie takes over as head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Milley’s message for Veterans Day.

General Millie takes over as head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

President Trump congratulates the general, calling him his friend and trusted advisor

U.S. President Donald Trump congratulates General Mark Milli on assuming office as head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Trump attended the swearing-in ceremony at a military base in Arlington, Virginia. Due to the rainy weather, the President noted that rain brings good luck and said: “Mark, I think you will be the luckiest general in history.”.

The role of the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is to advise the President, Secretary of Defense and the National Security Council on military matters.

Trump also called Millie his friend and trusted advisor, noting that he “did not hesitate” about his appointment..

Millie, former Army Chief of Staff, will succeed Marine General Joseph Dunford..

Trump chose Millie over the candidate promoted by former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

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