Army G-1 nominated to serve as vice chief

By Courtney McBride / April 25, 2017 at 4:37 PM

The member of the Army staff responsible for manpower and personnel has been nominated for promotion to the rank of general and to serve as the service's next vice chief of staff.

According to a nomination notice received in the Senate on April 24 and referred to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Lt. Gen. James McConville has been selected "for appointment as the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army."

If approved by the Senate, McConville, the deputy chief of staff (G-1), would replace Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel Allyn upon the latter's retirement later this year.

Prior to joining the Army staff, McConville served as commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Ft. Campbell, KY.

McConville has held his current role since Aug. 4, 2014. Allyn has served as vice chief of staff since Aug. 15, 2014.

A master Army aviator qualified on the OH-58 Kiowa, AH-64 Apache, AH-6 and AH-1, McConville is scheduled to address the annual summit of the Army Aviation Association of America in Nashville on April 27.