By Tony Bertuca / June 5, 2015 at 1:44 PM

Defense Secretary Ash Carter today nominated Air Force Gen. Darren W. McDew to become the next chief of U.S. Transportation Command, according to a Defense Department announcement.

McDew, currently serving as the head of Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, IL, would succeed Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, who has been nominated by President Obama to become the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.