Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has nominated Iraq commander Gen. Ray Odierno to be the next commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command. An interesting choice; a very coalition building position. So, now where does Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis go? Commandant of the Marine Corps?
Here you can find further speculation on generals and admirals, and one really important civilian appointee, moving about. This Politico story suggesting Hilary Clinton is in the running to replace Gates I find a bit hard to believe.
— Greg Grant