Washington, DC – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-MO) released the following statement in support of the nomination of Admiral James Stavridis to U.S.  European Command:

 “Admiral Stavridis is one of America’s truly outstanding leaders.  Admiral Stavridis brings a great amount of experience working internationally and he also reflects the jointness we have been striving for in our military services.  I commend Secretary Gates on this excellent nomination.”