The U.S. Senate voted Aug. 1 to nominate Lt. Gen. Michael E. Langley, the next commander of U.S. Africa Command, to the rank of four-star general.

Langley, a Marine Corps officer, had been nominated to lead U.S. Africa Command forces last June by President Joe Biden, and, during the nomination ceremony, the general had given a speech in which he advocated preventing the consolidation of Russia’s role on the African continent (

General Langley will replace General Stephen Townsend, who is nearing retirement, at the command of US Africa Command.


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