Trump Nominates General Tod Wolters To Lead US Forces In Europe - European Command

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Trump Nominates General Tod Wolters to Lead US Forces in Europe - European Command

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 16th March, 2019) US President Donald Trump nominated General Tod Wolters to be the next commander of the US forces in Europe, the European Command said in a statement.

"The Acting Secretary of Defense [Patrick Shanahan] announced that the President has nominated US Air Force General Tod Wolters as the next Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander [of the] US European Command," the statement said on Friday.

Wolters will succeed current commander General Curtis Scaparrotti, who has served in the position since 2016. The NATO agreed with the intended appointment, the European Command added.

Wolters' nomination now heads to the US Senate for confirmation.

Wolters is currently leading Allied Air Command and US Air Forces in Europe, headquartered at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

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