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President Obama meets with Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, center, and Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, left, on Sept. 30 in the Oval Office. (Photo: Pete Souza/White House)

CNN: Obama to tap Gen. Joseph Dunford as chairman of the Joint Chiefs

President Barack Obama plans to name a trusted military adviser with ties to his drawdown of troops in Afghanistan as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, multiple officials confirmed to CNN on Monday.

Obama plans to name Gen. Joseph F. Dunford to the post at the White House on Tuesday.

Dunford currently serves as the commandant of the Marine Corps. He'll replace Gen. Martin Dempsey,‎ who served in the top military role since 2011.

Before taking the top job at the Marine Corps, Dunford acted as the top military commander in Afghanistan, leading the international effort there as Obama seeks to withdraw American troops.

Dunford must first be confirmed by the Republican-controlled Senate before assuming the new post.

WNU Editor: He will have no problem in his confirmation process when he faces the US Senate.



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