Fully Vaccinated and Boosted Joint Chiefs Chair General Mark Milley Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Army General Mark A. Milley, responds to questions during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on “Ending the U.S. Military Mission in Afghanistan” in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, U.S., September 29, 2021. Rod Lamkey/Pool via REUTERS

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday and is isolating.

Col. Dave Butler, spokesperson for the Joint Staff, said in a statement that Milley is experiencing “very minor symptoms” and can perform his duties remotely.

Butler said Milley is fully vaccinated against the coronavirus and has received a booster vaccine dose.

All other Joint Chiefs of Staff, except for one, tested negative for COVID-19. Officials have not said who that one was.

Milley’s most recent contact with President Biden was at the funeral for Ret. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, who died in October at the age of 67. He tested negative several days prior to the funeral and every day following contact with Biden until Sunday.

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SOURCE: The Hill, Jordan Williams