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General Paul J. Selva

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U.S. Transportation Command

Employment History

  • Assistant To the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
    Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Head of U.S. Transportation Command
    Scott Air Force Base
  • Vice Commander and Commander
    Scott Air Force Base
  • Director of Operations
    Scott Air Force Base
  • Officer and Pilot
    Air Force Academy
  • Director of Strategic Planning
    Air Force Academy
  • Commander
    Air Mobility Command
  • Director of Strategic Planning
    The Air Force
  • Deputy Command
    Pacific Air Forces
  • Vice Commander
    Pacific Air Forces
  • Commander
  • Operations Chief
  • Director of Operations

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Air Force Academy
161 Total References
Web References
Paul Selva as vice chairman ..., 27 May 2015 [cached]
Paul Selva as vice chairman marks the first time in ten years an airman has been nominated to one of the leadership positions of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Gen. Richard Myers took over as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff a month after the 9/11 attacks where he helped oversee the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan as President George W. Bush's top military advisor. He retired from the service in 2005.
Selva, an Air Force Academy graduate, is a career C-17 pilot who currently serves as the commander of U.S. Transportation Command.
"Paul also served as Secretary of State Clinton's military advisor for the first years of my presidency, so he grasps the strategic environment in which our forces operate. Obama said. "He understands that our military, as powerful as it is, is one tool that must be used in concert with all the elements of our national power.
The President also highlighted Selva's time as the head of Air Mobility Command, which he led from 2012 to 2014.
"As leader of Air Mobility Command, he earned a reputation as a force for change and innovation. I understand that when it was time to deliver the final C-17 to the Air Force, Paul went to the cockpit and helped fly it himself," Obama said.
Selva also has experience in a top command position in the Pacific - an area the Obama administration and the Pentagon have made a priority as the services direct more resources to the region. Selva served as the deputy command of Pacific Air Forces from 2011 to 2012.
Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, signaled his support for Selva's nomination in statement released Tuesday. McCain will oversee the nomination hearings that Selva and Gen.
"General Selva's extensive experience as an operational and strategic leader would be a welcome addition to the Joint Chiefs of Staff," McCain said.
Paul Selva, commander, ..., 26 May 2015 [cached]
Paul Selva, commander, U.S. Transportation Command, and Rear Adm.
Selva quoted Gen.
Selva said he responds to questions about the sealift resources necessary to guarantee America's national defense with his own "Rule of 60": 60 Ready Reserve Fleet (RRF) vessels and 60 militarily useful commercial vessels in the Maritime Security Program (MSP). "I need 11,000 mariners on any given day to sail those ships," he said.
"There is an unbreakable tie between the men and women who sail these ships and the security of our nation," Selva said.
Paul Selva as Vice ..., 5 May 2015 [cached]
Paul Selva as Vice Chairman
Paul Selva to serve as the 10th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
"TAPS is proud to count General Dunford and General Selva as friends, and know them as leaders who compassionately care about the surviving families of our nation's fallen heroes.
Paul Selva has been ..., 5 May 2015 [cached]
Paul Selva has been nominated as the Vice Chairman.
Dunford and Selva will now undergo the Senate confirmation process, which, most recently in the case of Attorney Gen.
I support the nominations of @GenDunford as my successor as CJCS & General Paul Selva as the next VCJCS:
Selva, 56, is the commander of U.S. Transportation Command, and previously led the Air Mobility Command.
Selva, Martin Dempsey, Paul Selva, pentagon, Vice Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Paul J. Selva, a top Air ..., 4 May 2015 [cached]
Paul J. Selva, a top Air Force officer and pilot, to serve as vice chairman. Selva, who piloted transport and refueling aircraft, is currently the head of U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.
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