The announcement came early Saturday on Twitter, with Trump announcing the four-star general would be replacing Gen. Joseph Dunford, who's set to step down from his second term next summer.
The date of transition has yet to be determined.
Investigators working with special counsel Robert Mueller have grilled White House chief of staff John Kelly as part of their investigation into whether President Donald Trump has been attempting to obstruct justice, according to a new report from CNN. "I am thankful to both of these incredible men for their service to our Country!"
Trump will attend the Army-Navy football game on Saturday afternoon.
This latest shake-up follows the announcements of William Barr as Trump's pick for the next AG and Heather Nauert as United Nations ambassador.
Dunford, a former commandant of the Marine Corps, is expected to serve out his term as Joint Chiefs chairman, which ends next October 1. He has been Army chief of staff since 2015. A change was made in 2016 because Congress wanted continuity before and after a presidential election. He has served in numerous command and leadership position, including in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Adam Shaw is a reporter covering USA and European politics for Fox News.