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Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva

Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva became the 10th vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff July 31, 2015. Prior to becoming the nation's second highest-ranking military officer, Selva commanded U.S. Transportation Command. He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1980 and has commanded at the squadron, group, wing and headquarter levels. A command pilot, Selva has more than 3,100 flight hours.

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Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s 2018 State Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., June 18, 2018. DoD photo by Army Sgt. James K. McCann
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Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks at the National Defense University Graduation at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington D.C., June 7, 2018. The NDU Class of 2018 consists of leaders from the U.S. military services, the Defense Department, other federal government agencies, as well as from the foreign militaries of 66 allied and partner nations. DoD Photo by Army Sgt. James K. McCann
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