Obama Said to Pick General Dunford as Joint Chiefs Chairman

Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford (C) testifies with (L-R) Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michelle Howard, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III before the House Armed Services Committee about the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Budget Request in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill March 17, 2015 in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama plans to nominate Marine General Joseph Dunford as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, an administration official said.

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