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Senate Confirms Officers for Key Military Posts

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WASHINGTON, July 25, 2014 – The Senate this week confirmed President Barack Obama’s nominees for four key military posts:

-- Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., to be commandant of the Marine Corps, succeeding Gen. James F. Amos;

-- Army Gen. John F. Campbell, Army vice chief of staff, to be commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, succeeding Dunford;

-- Navy Adm. Bill Gortney, commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, to be commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, succeeding Army Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr.; and

-- Army Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Votel, to receive his fourth star and serve as commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, succeeding Navy Adm. William H. McRaven.


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Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr.
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Army Gen. John F. Campbell
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Navy Adm. William H. McRaven
Army Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Votel

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