Senate Approves Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Admiral Christopher Grady replaces retired General John Hyten.

The Senate confirmed Navy Admiral Christopher Grady last week as the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Admiral Grady was head of the U.S. Fleet Forces Command before taking on this position. Now, as the second-highest-ranking officer at the Defense Department, Admiral Grady will immediately move to help address rising global pressures.

“China’s breakout is… spectacular and indeed, breathtaking,” Admiral Grady said during his confirmation hearing. “Therefore, we need to be postured to address that issue, need to think about how we would proceed with deterrence, particularly deterrence now against two peer competitors,” he said, referring to both Russia and China.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Admiral Grady as he steps into this new important role.
  • For Secretary Austin and the Department of Defense officials as they seek to address increasing threats of China and Russia.
  • For President Biden as commander in chief as he assesses relationships and dynamics between the United States and the world.

Sources: AP, The Hill


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