Last Wednesday, Army Lt. Gen. Erik Kurilla received the news that the White House had nominated him to replace retiring Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie. This means that US troops still serving in the Middle East will soon have a new general in charge. It was also reported that he would be nominated to lead US Central Command. Currently, Gen. Kurilla remains focused on his current responsibility, commanding the XVIII Airborne Corps. Kurilla previously commanded the 82nd Airborne Division and served as CENTCOM’s chief of staff.
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