The Senate Armed Services Committee voted today to advance the nomination of Adm. Christopher Grady to become vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Grady’s nomination now moves to the full Senate for a confirmation vote.
Grady is currently commander of U.S. Fleet Forces. If confirmed, he would succeed retired Gen. John Hyten as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and serve a four-year term.
During his Dec. 8 confirmation hearing, Grady said he intends to insert speed wherever he can in the Pentagon's labyrinthine acquisition process, while also guarding against military "parochialism."