• Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan to be Nominated for Top Pentagon Role

    Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan to be Nominated for Top Pentagon Role0

    The White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump is formally nominating Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to become the Pentagon’s chief. Shanahan, who has held the position on an interim basis since December, was recently cleared in a Pentagon inspector general’s report investigating whether he had shown preference for his former employer Boeing. “Based

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  • Shanahan IG Report Expected this Week

    Shanahan IG Report Expected this Week0

    A DOD inspector general’s report reviewing whether Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has shown favor toward his former employer Boeing is expected to be completed by the end of the week, according to a CNN report. The investigation is examining if Shanahan violated his DOD ethics agreement by expressing preference for Boeing products in his

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  • Adm. Bill Moran Nominated for CNO, Vice Adm. Burke Nominated to VCNO

    Adm. Bill Moran Nominated for CNO, Vice Adm. Burke Nominated to VCNO0

    Navy Adm. Bill Moran was nominated by President Trump to become the next Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), and newly promoted Vice Adm. Robert Burke was nominated to become Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO), Military.com reported. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan made the announcements late last week. If confirmed by the Senate, Moran, a

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  • Wilson to Leave Air Force

    Wilson to Leave Air Force0

    Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson will leave her job at the end of May. Wilson confirmed the reports via Twitter. “Today I informed the President I will resign as Secretary of the Air Force to be President of the University of Texas at El Paso. It has been a privilege to serve with our #Airmen—I

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  • Assistant Sec. Bayer Quits; Navy Promises Not to Eliminate Position

    Assistant Sec. Bayer Quits; Navy Promises Not to Eliminate Position0

    The top Navy official overseeing installations has resigned, the Navy announced Friday in a brief statement. It said Phyllis Bayer, assistant secretary for energy, installations and environment, plans to “retire from government and pursue other opportunities.” The service said it has already begun searching for her successor, stating again that it will not eliminate the

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  • Inhofe Wants New SECDEF Soon

    Inhofe Wants New SECDEF Soon0

    Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said this week he wants President Trump to nominate a permanent secretary of defense and that he doesn’t think it should be Acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan. Inhofe’s remarks came during a roundtable with reporters, according to Military Times. He said that Shanahan lacks the “humility” that former

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