The Department of Defense announced today, Feb. 5, the nomination of Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno as the next Vice Chief of Staff of the Army. Gen. Richard A. Cody will remain the Army Vice Chief of Staff through mid to late summer.

"I congratulated Gen. Odierno on his nomination," Cody said. "I'm not sure there's a better job in the U.S. Army. When you sit in this seat, you can get things done for Soldiers. Our Soldiers deserve nothing less from their leadership, and I will be working 24-7 for them, our Civilians and their Families until the day I leave."

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