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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, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses the 672 graduates at the National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C., June 8, 2017. He described the outgoing students as critical thinkers and challenged them to be relentless in their assessment of the world as it is and how they can work to shape the world and defend freedom and liberty. DoD photo.
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Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers the commencement address at Webster University in St. Louis, May 13, 2017.
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