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Obama picks new chiefs for US Army, Navy

US President Barack Obama (R) is greeted by General Mark Milley, after arriving at Robert Gray Army Airfield on April 9, 2014 in Killeen, TexasPresident Barack Obama has chosen a submarine officer to serve as the next head of the US Navy and an infantry officer who commanded troops in Afghanistan for army chief, officials said Wednesday. Admiral John Richardson, currently the head of naval reactors, has been nominated to lead the navy, and General Mark Milley, who also served in Iraq, was picked to lead the army. In announcing the nominations, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter praised Milley as “a warrior and a statesman” who had the intellect and battlefield experience to take the helm of the US Army.

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