WASHINGTON — Gen. Paul Selva was confirmed Monday by a voice vote for a second two-year term as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 

The confirmation came without drama, much like Selva’s hearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee on July 18.  The vote gives him another two-year term in his current role. 

Selva has served in the vice chairman role since 2015.  His previous assignments included heading U.S. Transportation Command, the Air Force’s Air Mobility Command before that, and a year as vice command with Pacific Air Forces. 

As vice chairman, he has put an emphasis on modernizing the military, including driving the conversation on artificial intelligence and nuclear issues. 

Aaron Mehta was deputy editor and senior Pentagon correspondent for Defense News, covering policy, strategy and acquisition at the highest levels of the Defense Department and its international partners.

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