Reaction Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) To The President’s Announcement Of His Intention To Nominate Gen. Joseph Dunford To Be The Next Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff

“The President already is being credited with making a wise choice.  General Dunford is a skilled leader, admired by the men and women who served under him, and known for his respect and care for the civilians caught in the middle of conflict.  I have spoken with General Dunford about pressing security issues, about meeting the needs of those who serve, and about the sacrifices of families who support our men and women in uniform.  We have also talked about Vermont and our alma mater, St. Michael’s College.  I look forward to the Senate considering his nomination.”

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