Senate committee approves NORTHCOM, SPACECOM nominees

By John Liang / August 4, 2020 at 5:49 PM

The Senate Armed Services Committee today approved the president's nominees to run U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Space Command.

The committee forwarded to the full Senate the nominations of Air Force Lt. Gen. Glen VanHerck to be chief of NORTHCOM and North American Aerospace Defense Command as well as Army Lt. Gen. James Dickinson to be head of SPACECOM.

VanHerck and Dickinson were among a list of 99 pending nominations in the Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps that the committee approved via voice vote.