Dec. 8 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump announced he will nominate Gen. Mark Milley to replace Gen. Joseph Dunford as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Trump named Milley as his nominee for the position Saturday morning on Twitter.
"I am pleased to announce my nomination of four-star General Mark Milley, Chief of Staff of the United States Army - as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff," Trump tweeted.
"I am thankful to both of these incredible men for their service to our Country! Date of transition to be determined," Trump added in another tweet.
The position requires Senate confirmation.