Appointment of a new Chief of Staff of the US Army[/rtl]
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LONDON (Reuters) - General Mark Melay, 61, on Monday became the new chief of staff of the US military and became military adviser to President Donald Trump.
"You can be confident that I will always give you informed, frank and unbiased military advice," the new chief of staff said after being sworn in.
"You are my friend and adviser, and I deserve this position," Trump said in a speech to conclude the swearing-in ceremony.
General Milai is a well-known officer who graduated from Princeton University and participated in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Gen. Joe Danford, appointed by Barack Obama to the post in 2015 for two years, replaces Trump in 2017 for two more years.
In December, Trump chose Gen. Melaye as chief of staff to succeed General Danford, who was opposed by then Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and preferred to nominate Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldstein.
The new chief of staff benefits from a law passed in 2017 to double the mandate of the chief of staff and his deputy (two to four years) to ensure military continuity despite successive US administrations. is over