Berger Nominated as Marine Corps Commandant

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller, left, speaks to Lt. Gen. David Berger, right, before a change of command at Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Aug. 8, 2018. President Donald Trump has nominated Berger to succeed Neller as the service's commandant. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Olivia Ortiz.

President Donald Trump has nominated Lt. Gen. David Berger to get a fourth star and to succeed Gen. Robert Neller as Marine Corps Commandant, according to a Marine Corps release.

Berger currently pulls double duty for the Corps, serving as both its deputy commandant for combat development and integration and as commanding general of Marine Corps Combat Development Command.

He formerly led I Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Corps Forces, Pacific.

Neller is slated to retire once he steps down from his current position following 44 years in uniform, the Corps said.