The Biden administration has nominated Maj. Gen. Matthew Glavy to be the next deputy commandant for information of the U.S. Marine Corps.

The deputy commandant, a role introduced in 2017, develops and supervises plans, policies, and strategies for operating in the information environment. It also identifies doctrine, staffing, training, education, and equipment requirements to support Marine Air Ground Task Force operations in the information environment.

If confirmed by the Senate, Glavy would replace Lt. Gen. Loretta Reynolds, who has held the role since July 2018. Glavy would also get his third star and rise to lieutenant general. The U.S. Marine Corps is under the oversight of the Department of Navy, and Glavy would work with Navy CIO Aaron Weis.

Glavy currently serves as the head of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command at Fort Meade, Md.; he assumed leadership of the command in July 2018, and it’s unclear who will replace Glavy at that post.

Glavy previously served as assistant deputy commandant for aviation with the Marine Corps Staff and director of current operations at the U.S. Cyber Command. He also had various assignments in the operating forces, such as weapons and tactics instructor and embark officer for the HMM-261 unit, aircraft maintenance officer and executive officer of the HMM-265 company, and commanding general of the 2d Marine Aircraft Wing.

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Lisbeth Perez is a MeriTalk Senior Technology Reporter covering the intersection of government and technology.