U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated surface warfare officer Vice Adm. Mike Gilday to be the 32nd chief of naval operations, marking the first time a three-star has been chosen for the post since 1970. Gilday is the son of a Navy sailor, a native of Lowell, Massachusetts, and a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He most recently served as the joint staff director at the Pentagon. Gilday was not Trump’s first choice. The president initially tapped Adm. Bill Moran, but he ...

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