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Nearly a year after President Barack Obama fired Gen. Stanley McChrystal as his top commander in Afghanistan, the White House has asked him to head a new advisory board to support military families.

The three-person panel will oversee the Joining Forces program, an initiative led by Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden. The effort will focus on mobilizing communities, businesses and the government to assist the families of those serving their country.

The first lady’s office says the initiative will be announced at the White House on Tuesday and that McChyrstal’s position would be unpaid. The program will be coordinated by the Center for a New American Security, a nonpartisan policy institute led by two military veterans.

Source: Julie Pace for the Associated Press.

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