Topics Selection of active-duty commanders

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The selection process for the highest ranking officers in the military. This often involves appointment by the head of the executive branch, and in some cases also requires the approval of at least part of the legislature.



Survey Questions

  • What is the procedure for appointing and dismissing active-duty commanders in the military?