EUCOM nominee advances to full Senate for confirmation

By Tony Bertuca / June 21, 2022 at 11:34 AM

The Senate Armed Services Committee has voted to advance the nomination of Gen. Christopher Cavoli to be the head U.S. European Command and the supreme allied commander in Europe.

His nomination now moves to the full Senate for a confirmation vote.

Cavoli has led U.S. Army Europe since 2018 but became the head of the Army’s combined Europe and Africa commands when the organizations consolidated in 2020.

If confirmed, Cavoli would succeed Air Force Gen. Tod Wolters.

The nomination comes as Ukraine is defending itself from an ongoing Russian invasion and coincides with a renewed push to bolster U.S. forces in Europe and reassure NATO allies.