SHAHEEN SUPPORTS MILITARY NOMINATIONS

May 31, 2011

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the below statement regarding the Obama administration’s announcement of the following nominations to its national security team:  General Martin Dempsey to serve as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral James Winnefeld Jr. to serve as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and General Ray Odierno to serve as Army Chief of Staff.

“These three men represent a distinguished group with the demonstrated ability to lead the American military at the highest levels and the experience necessary to navigate our current national security challenges.  As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I look forward to working with them during the confirmation process.”

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