The Senate in a flurry of business confirmed a fourth star for Lt. Gen. Duncan McNabb and his nomination to take command of Air Mobility Command. McNabb will take charge of AMC, headquartered at Scott, AFB, Ill., later this month. AMC’s vice commander, Lt. Gen. Christopher Kelly, has served as acting commander since Gen. John Handy relinquished command of both AMC and US Transportation Command on Sept. 8. McNabb has been serving as the Joint Staff’s Director for Logistics, heading up operational logistics and strategic mobility support for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and the Secretary of Defense.
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.