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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 an Air Force Association Breakfast in Arlington, Va., April 13, 2017. Selva spoke about the need for a defense budget, Syria, and innovation within the Department of Defense. 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, testifies alongside Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command; Navy Adm. Bill Moran, vice chief of naval operations; and Air Force vice chief of staff Gen. Stephen Wilson during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on nuclear deterrence in Washington, March 7, 2017. DoD Photo by  Army Sgt. James K. McCann
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