10 Apr '18, 11pm

Navy Fleet Forces commander nominated for top military post in the Pacific

WASHINGTON — The Navy’s four-star fleet boss, Adm. Phil Davidson, has been nominated by Defense Secretary James Mattis to become the top military officer in the Pacific, a move that keeps U.S. Pacific Command under Navy leadership, according to a Defense Department announcement Tuesday. Davidson’s top competition for the PACOM job, Air Force Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy , has been nominated to lead U.S. Northern Command, relieving Gen. Lori Robinson. Currently the head of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, the 1982 Naval Academy graduate, will inherit a nuclear standoff with North Korea and a slow-motion conflict with China over its expansive claims of maritime rights in the South China Sea. Adm. Harry Harris, the outgoing PACOM, developed a reputation for being aggressive with U.S. forces deployed in the region, which included a major show of force in November in which three aircr...

Full article: https://www.defensenews.com/breaking-news/2018/04/10/navy...

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