HUNTSVILLE, Ala. ― Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville has been nominated to lead the service, the president of AUSA announced Tuesday at the organization’s Global Force Symposium.
McConville, a career helicopter pilot and former commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, served as the Army’s personnel chief before becoming Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley’s no. 2 in June 2017. If confirmed, he will be the service’s 40th chief of staff.
Along with Army Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy, McConville has been half of the brain trust getting the new Army Futures Command off the ground.
The new modernization command, which ties together acquisition and doctrine for six major priorities, broke ground last summer in Austin, Texas.
Elsewhere, McConville has taken his experience as the Army G-1 to heart, focusing on talent management issues.
A spokesman for McConville could not immediately confirm his nomination.