President Picks New NATO Supreme Commander

He has been commander of U.S. Army Europe. 

In the biggest change to NATO military leadership since the Russia-Ukraine war began, a new commander of all U.S. and allies forces in Europe and a new general to lead special operations forces are being named by President Biden’s administration.   

Army General Christopher Cavoli, the current commander of U.S. Army Europe, is to be named to head the U.S. European Command, which is in charge of all U.S. military operations across the continent. The head of U.S. European Command also serves as the supreme allied commander Europe and is responsible for NATO operations there. 

General Cavoli would replace the Air Force General Tod Wolters this summer and is expected to serve three years. General Wolters’ term was extended as he has led allies in the response and deployment of weapons and equipment to the region. 

The nominations come as the U.S. military shifts its focus from fighting insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan, which is has done much of the past 20 years, to more conventional military threats such as China and Russia. 

Army Lieutenant General Bryan Fenton is expected to lead U.S. Special Operations Command out of Tampa, Florida, which oversees special operations around the world. He is currently head of Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and would replace Army General Richard Clarke, who is due to retire. 

The nominations must be confirmed by the Senate. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for senators as they evaluate and vote on the president’s military appointments.
  • For discernment for the president and his advisors as nominees are chosen for military and civilian posts.

Sources: Department of Defense, Newsmax


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