Joint Chiefs chair Gen. Mark Milley tests positive for COVID-19
Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.
State of play: Joint Staff spokesperson Col. Dave Butler said in a statement that Milley — who is fully vaccinated and has received a booster shot — is experiencing "very minor symptoms" and is "working remotely and isolating himself."
- Butler said that all other "Joint Chiefs of Staff except for one" have tested negative for the virus.
- The other joint chief to test positive was Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger, commandant spokesperson Maj. Eric Flanagan told Axios.
What he's saying: "Gen. Milley's most recent contact with President Biden was on Wednesday, Jan. 12" during Gen. Raymond T. Odierno's funeral, Butler said.
- Milley "tested negative several days prior to and every day following contact with the President until yesterday," he added.