TAMPA — Army Lt. Gen. John F. Mulholland Jr. has been nominated by President Barack Obama to be deputy commander of U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base.
Mulholland, who is currently serving as the commanding general of U.S. Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., must be confirmed by the Senate. He would serve under Adm. William McRaven, SOCom's commander.
Mulholland is a native of New Mexico who earned an undergraduate degree in history from Furman University.
He is a former commander of Special Operations Command Central, also based at MacDill. That command falls under U.S. Central Command and is responsible for helping plan special operations in the Middle East.