March 28th, 2013
04:30 PM ET

Air Force general nominated to lead NATO

President Barack Obama has nominated Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove to be the next commander of NATO and commander of the U.S. armed forces in Europe, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced Thursday.

Breedlove has been the commander of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Africa. He has been in the Air Force since graduating from Georgia Tech in 1977.

The current NATO commander, U.S. Adm. James Stavridis, is scheduled to retire this summer.

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