Gen. James McConville received his fourth star and was promoted to the service's second-highest uniformed position on Friday. He succeeds Gen. Daniel Allyn, who is retiring.
McConville was nominated to the rank of general and the position April 24 and confirmed May 25. He had served since Aug. 15, 2014, as the Army deputy chief of staff (G-1), overseeing personnel issues.
Prior to joining the Army staff, he commanded the 101st Airborne Division and Ft. Campbell, KY.
A master Army aviator qualified on the OH-58 Kiowa, AH-64 Apache, AH-6 and AH-1, McConville discussed the future of Army aviation during an April 27 speech at the annual summit of the Army Aviation Association of America in Nashville.