Paparo confirmed as INDOPACOM chief

By Tony Bertuca / February 29, 2024 at 6:27 PM

The Senate voted last night to confirm Adm. Samuel Paparo as the next chief of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.

Paparo, who was previously commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, will succeed Adm. John Aquilino, who has served as INDOPACOM commander since April 2021.

Senators confirmed Paparo Wednesday night via voice vote.

Aprille Joy Ericsson was also confirmed as assistant secretary of defense for science and technology.