HUNTSVILLE, Ala.Gen. James McConville has been nominated to service as the Army’s next chief of staff, officials announced Tuesday.

The president made the nomination to Senate Armed Services Committee on Monday evening, Gen. Carter Ham, the head of the Association of the United States Army, told attendees here at the Global Force Symposium.

Gen. James C. McConville, 36th Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, poses for a command portrait in the Army portrait studio at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA, June 16, 2017. (U.S. Army photo by Monica King/Released)

McConville, who is the current vice chief of staff, would succeed Gen. Mark Milley who has been nominated to serve as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Under Secretary Ryan McCarthy told Defense Daily McConville was an “integral player” in the Army’s new modernization strategy.

“Gen. McConville has been an integral player throughout this, not only as a thought leader but really driving the process of bringing all the organizations together, leading in all the meetings,” McCarthy said. “He’s obviously a great choice to be our next chief. He’s been a wonderful partner and teammate, and I’m excited for him and his family. I know he’s got to go through the confirmation process, but I’m sure he’s going to go straight through.”