President Obama has signed and forwarded to the Senate the nomination of Major General Todd Semonite to be the 54th Chief of Engineers. The nomination will shortly appear on the Senate’s website. The hope is that MG Semonite will be confirmed before Lieutenant General Tom Bostick (the 53rd Chief of Engineers) plans to leave the position in May.
MG Semonite is currently the Deputy Commanding General, Combined Security Transition Command in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Prior to that he was the Deputy Commanding General for the United States Army Corps of Engineers. MG Semonite obtained his B.S. from the United States Military Academy and then his M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont. He also has an M.A. in Military Science from the United States Army Command and General Staff College.