Navy Fleet Forces commander nominated for top military post in the Pacific

Defense News: The Navy’s four-star fleet boss, Adm. Phil Davidson, has been nominated by Defense Secretary James Mattis to become the top military officer in the Pacific, a move that keeps U.S. Pacific Command under Navy leadership, according to a Defense Department announcement Tuesday.

Davidson’s top competition for the PACOM job, Air Force Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, has been nominated to lead U.S. Northern Command, relieving Gen. Lori Robinson.

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