Senate panel moves along Pentagon nominations

The three nominations were approved as part of a vote to move forward 878 pending military nominations.

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The generals testified before the committee last week. Welsh would replace retiring Air Force Gen. Norton Schwartz.

The nominations now head to the Senate floor, where there does not appear to be any opposition to the generals.

Among civilian nominations that the Armed Services panel passed, Sean Sullivan was approved to be a member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.