President Biden nominated the Marine Corps second-in-command, Gen. Eric Smith, to become the branch’s next leader, as The Hill reported.

Smith has been a leader in designing Force Design 2030, the planned overhaul of the service to adapt from a Corps “shaped by two decades of land wars into one able to compete against Chinese forces in particular,” as Marine Corps Times reported.

Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Erin R. Morejon