Sullivan: Milley is an Excellent Choice

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Gen. Mark Milley is an excellent choice to be the next Army Chief of Staff. 

His 34 years of service, including combat duties in Panama, Iraq and Afghanistan, make him an experienced battlefield leader. He is a graduate of Princeton and Columbia universities, and from a national security studies program at MIT.  His command of U.S. Army Forces Command, as III Corps commander at Fort Hood, Texas, as 10th Mountain Division commanding general and heading the International Security Assistance Forces Joint Command in Afghanistan give him firsthand knowledge of what the Army can do and of the impact of resource constraints on its capabilities. 

We hope for his quick confirmation, knowing that the Army faces many challenges and will benefit from what we know will be his proven skill as a leader with hard earned credentials as a senior commander in peace and war. 

General Gordon R. Sullivan, the 32nd Army Chief of Staff, retired from the Army in 1995 after 36 years of services. He has headed the Association of the U.S. Army, an Arlington, Va., educational nonprofit, since 1998.