Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Marine To Be Nominated as Chairman of Joint Chiefs

President Bush will nominate Marine General Peter Pace as the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest military position in the country. If confirmed, General Pace, who earned the bronze star as a lieutenant in Vietnam, will be the first Marine ever to serve in the position. From the Washington Post
President Bush intends to name Marine Gen. Peter Pace the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, officials said yesterday, replacing Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, whose term ends this autumn.

Announcement of the decision is due soon and probably will include the nomination of Navy Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani Jr. as the new vice chairman, officials said.