19 Jul '17, 4pm

Trump to nominate Raytheon VP, Gulf War vet as next Army secretary:

WASHINGTON — President Trump will nominate Mark Esper as Army secretary later this week, sources confirmed on Wednesday. The news was first reported by the Washington Examiner . Esper, the current vice president of government relations at Raytheon, would bring a host of experience in the defense industry and in Washington politics to the post if confirmed. He is a former Army lieutenant colonel who graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1986. He served for more than a decade on active duty, including a combat tour in Iraq during the first Gulf War. Later, Esper served as deputy assistant secretary of defense under former President George W. Bush, and on Capitol Hill as both a House Armed Services Committee staffer and director of national security affairs for then-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. He was also the national policy director for Fred Thomps...

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/trump-nominate-espe...

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