Donald Trump on Saturday appointed General Mark Milley, Chief of Staff of the Army, to the position of Chief of Staff of the US Armed Forces to replace General Joseph Dunford.
The date of the transfer of power was not specified. The mandate of Dunford theoretically runs until October 1, 2019.
The President of the United States, after making appointments for the posts of Attorney General and United States Representative to the United Nations, announced Friday that he would make an announcement regarding military structures from the country.
Like many American generals, Mark Milley comes from a military family, both of his parents serving in the Second World War.
General four-star, he served in Iraq and three times in Afghanistan before becoming the chief of staff of the US Army, the army, in 2015.
Coming from the Marine Corps, Joseph Dunford was appointed by Democratic President Barack Obama in 2015 and confirmed by Donald Trump for a second two-year term in 2017.