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    APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs Chairman.....

    BO is announcing today around noon.....replacing General Dempsey. McCain gave a thumbs up but no approval verbally......so is this a Disaster in the making or what? This guy has been fast tracked all under BO Terms and BO's only. What say ye?


    President Barack Obama will nominate Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-14, U.S. officials said Monday. The move cuts short Dunford's service as the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, a job he began last October. But the rapid promotion is one of several that have marked Dunford's fast-tracked military career, which saw him leap from a one-star general to four stars in about three years.



    Officials also said Obama is tapping Gen. Paul J. Selva, a top Air Force officer and pilot, to serve as vice chairman. Selva, who has clocked more than 3,100 hours piloting transport and refueling aircraft, is currently the head of U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.



    Obama plans to make the announcement at the White House Tuesday, said officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly ahead of the announcement. Dunford is expected to be easily confirmed by the U.S. Senate and would succeed Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, who will have served four years as chairman.....snip~

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    Re: APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs Chairman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    What say ye?
    Seems like a fine choice to me.
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    Re: APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs Chairman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    Seems like a fine choice to me.
    I think they are fine choices for BO.....won't give him any flak and pretty much go with what BO thinks. More than likely wont be as vocal as Dempsey with the questioning BO and his so called Foreign Policy.

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    Re: APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs Chairman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    I think they are fine choices for BO.....won't give him any flak and pretty much go with what BO thinks. More than likely wont be as vocal as Dempsey with the questioning BO and his so called Foreign Policy.
    And what observations of these individuals do you base that on? Have you ever even heard their names before today?
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    Re: APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs Chairman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    And what observations of these individuals do you base that on? Have you ever even heard their names before today?
    Come on, you know better than that. He's an Obama appointee; ergo, he's (at best) a bootlicking yes-man.
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    Re: APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs Chairman.....

    I dealt with him when he visited an embassy I worked at back when he was the J-3. I liked him. He was very respectful of our enlisted personnel, which I always take as a sign of a good officer. No idea how he will perform as the Chairman but I wish him well.

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    Re: APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs Chairman.....

    Pleased to see a combat experienced Marine however Im also someone skeptical after 6 years of Obama. Is this guy going to be just another yes man?

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    Re: APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs Chairman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Pleased to see a combat experienced Marine however Im also someone skeptical after 6 years of Obama. Is this guy going to be just another yes man?
    For a quick answer to that simply list all the strong "A" personalities Obama has had with him so far.

    John Kerry?


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    Re: APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs Chairman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    BO is announcing today around noon.....replacing General Dempsey. McCain gave a thumbs up but no approval verbally......so is this a Disaster in the making or what? This guy has been fast tracked all under BO Terms and BO's only. What say ye?


    President Barack Obama will nominate Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-14, U.S. officials said Monday. The move cuts short Dunford's service as the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, a job he began last October. But the rapid promotion is one of several that have marked Dunford's fast-tracked military career, which saw him leap from a one-star general to four stars in about three years.



    Officials also said Obama is tapping Gen. Paul J. Selva, a top Air Force officer and pilot, to serve as vice chairman. Selva, who has clocked more than 3,100 hours piloting transport and refueling aircraft, is currently the head of U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.



    Obama plans to make the announcement at the White House Tuesday, said officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly ahead of the announcement. Dunford is expected to be easily confirmed by the U.S. Senate and would succeed Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, who will have served four years as chairman.....snip~


    '..... said officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly ahead of the announcement."

    That is code for they were given enough details to leak ahead of time so that it get's longer play.
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    Re: APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs Chairman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    And what observations of these individuals do you base that on? Have you ever even heard their names before today?
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