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Meet Mark Milley, Trump's Pick For Joint Chiefs Chairman

The Army general has a voracious appetite for history — and Boston sports teams. If approved by the Senate, the 60-year-old Massachusetts native will take the helm next summer.
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley speaks on a panel during the Association of U.S. Army Annual Meeting on Oct. 5. Source: Allison Shelley

Army General Mark Milley, the service's top officer who was nominated Saturday by President Trump to be the next Joint Chiefs Chairman, is a rarity among senior military officers. He did not attend one of the service academies, but is an Ivy League graduate.

And he played on Princeton's hockey team.

If approved by the Senate, the 60-year-old officer from Massachusetts, is expected to take the helm next summer from another Massachusetts native,

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