Senate confirms new leaders of SOCOM and AFRICOM, including Marine Corps’ first Black four-star general

Senate Military Nominations

WASHINGTON — The Senate has confirmed Army Lt. Gen. Bryan Fenton to lead Special Operations Command and Lt. Gen. Michael Langley to lead U.S. military forces in Africa as the first Black four-star general in Marine Corps history.

Senators unanimously voted for the promotions on Monday night after the upper chamber’s Armed Services Committee praised the men for their “exceptional” qualifications at a confirmation hearing last month.

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