Army taps vice chief of staff Randy George to succeed outgoing McConville as chief of staff

By Dan Schere / April 24, 2023 at 3:15 PM

The Army has tapped Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Randy George to be the service's next chief of staff, according to a congressional notice. His appointment is subject to confirmation by the Senate.

George will succeed outgoing Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville, who has been in the position since August 2019, and has said he plans to retire this year.

Defense News first reported on the Army’s plans to nominate George.

George’s nomination was sent from the Biden administration to the Senate on April 20 and referred to the Senate Armed Services Committee, according to the register.

George has been vice chief of staff of the Army since last August, according to his biography. He was commissioned from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY in 1988 as an infantry officer. George’s service includes serving as a lieutenant in the 101st Airborne Division during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, commanding the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment during the 2003 Iraq War and commanding the 4th Brigade Combat Team in Afghanistan in 2008.

More recently, George commanded the 4th Infantry Division in Afghanistan and commanded I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state, before serving as senior military assistant to the secretary of defense.

An Army spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment Monday.