May 28, 2022

Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley tested positive for coronavirus

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday and is isolating at a remote location, according to a report in Breitbart News

“Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley is working remotely and isolating himself from contact with others after a positive COVID-19 test yesterday,” Army Col. Dave Butler said in a statement.

The nation’s chief military officer is fully-vaccinated, according to the report, and he is only experiencing “very minor symptoms.”

“He is experiencing very minor symptoms and can perform all of his duties from the remote location. He has received the COVID-19 vaccines including the booster.”

The publication reported that Milley isn’t the only high-ranking official who is being affected by the virus and his positive test comes just a week after Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin tested positive for coronavirus.

Both military leaders are facing infection at the same time as service members are being weeded out of the armed services if they declined to comply with the Biden Administration vaccine mandate.

“Pentagon leaders have said being unvaccinated is a risk to military readiness. So far, more than three hundred service members have been separated for not being vaccinated. There is estimated to be at least 30,000 who remain unvaccinated,” Breitbart reported.

“Milley last had contact with President Joe Biden on January 12 at the late Retired Army Gen. Ray Odierno’s funeral, Butler said. Milley had tested negative several days prior and every day following contact with Biden until Sunday.”

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