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World United States: Biden appoints two women to head military commands

11:30  09 march  2021
11:30  09 march  2021 Source:   elle.fr

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WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden on Monday announced the nomination of two women to lead U . S . military commands . They will be only the second and third women to hold such senior military positions in the United States . The U . S . military has 11 commands , all led by four-star generals. Last month, The New York Times reported that the Pentagon had decided on Van Ovost and Richardson's nominations as early as last year. But, according to the Times, the announcement was delayed until after the November presidential election because former Defense Secretary Mark Esper

President Joe Biden announced Monday, March 8, the appointment of two women to head US military commands , who are expected to become the second and third women to hold such senior military positions in the United States . US Air Force General Jacqueline Van Ovost, the only woman with the rank of 4-star general, the highest in the US Army, is appointed head of logistics transport (Transcom). Army 3-Star General Laura Richardson is chosen to lead South Command (Southcom), which covers Central and Latin America, and is expected to earn her 4th Star. Read also :With Joe

Jacqueline Van Ovost and Laura Richardson are expected to become second and third women to hold such senior military positions.

Jacqueline Van Ovost à gauche et Laura Richardson à droite © Patrick Semansky / AP / SIPA Jacqueline Van Ovost on the left and Laura Richardson on the right

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President Joe Biden on Monday announced the nomination of two women to lead US military commands , who will be only the second and third women to hold such senior military positions in the United States . But, according to the Times, the announcement was delayed until after If the Senate confirms their nominations, then Van Ovost and Richardson will follow Lori Robinson, who was the first woman to helm a military command . She led Northern Command (NORTHCOM) before retiring in 2018. "Each of these women have led careers demonstrating incomparable skill, integrity and duty to

President Joe Biden on Monday announced the nomination of two women to lead US military commands , who will be only the second and third women to hold such senior military positions in the United States . US Air Force General Jacqueline Van Ovost, the only woman at the four-star general Three-star army general Laura Richardson was nominated to lead Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), which covers Central and Latin America. She will also receive her fourth star. If the Senate confirms their nominations, then Van Ovost and Richardson will follow Lori Robinson, who was the first woman

It is therefore the general of the US Air Force Jacqueline Van Ovost, the only woman with the rank of 4-star general, the highest in the army American, which is appointed head of logistics transport (Transcom). Army 3-Star General Laura Richardson is chosen to lead South Command (Southcom), which covers Central and Latin America, and is expected to earn her 4th Star.

“Two pioneering women”

If their appointment is confirmed by the Senate, Jacqueline Van Ovost and Laura Richardson will succeed Lori Robinson, who had become the first woman to take the head of a military command (Northcom) before retiring in 2018. "Each of these two women have made careers demonstrating unparalleled skill, integrity and sense of duty," said Joe Biden as he introduced them in a short address to the White House. “Today is International Women's Day and we need to see and recognize the accomplishments of these two pioneering women,” he added.

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President Joe Biden announces the nomination of two women to lead US military commands , who will be only the second and third women to hold such senior military positions in the United States . Video Transcript. KAMALA HARIS: General Van Ovost and Lieutenant General Richardson have been And at every step, they've also helped push open the doors of opportunity to women in our military , blazing the trail, a little wider a little brighter for all proud women following in their path and looking to their example. And when confirmed, they will become the second and third women in the

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The American army has eleven military commands, all led by 4-star generals, who have almost ministerial rank in the United States. Last month, the New York Times revealed that the appointments of these two women had been decided as early as last year by the Pentagon, but that the announcement was postponed until after the presidential election in November, because the ex -Defence Minister Mark Esper feared that Donald Trump would not approve of these choices because of their gender.

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