USA—Pentagon Reveals Leadership Moves As Esper Prepares For Confirmation Hearings For SecDef Post

Military Times | 07/11/2019

The Dept. of Defense has announced its leadership plan ahead of the start of the nomination process for Mark Esper to be the next defense secretary, reports the Military Times. Under federal law, Esper cannot serve as acting secretary of defense while under consideration by the Senate for the position. Accordingly, he will resume his post as Army secretary once the Senate announces it has received his nomination. Esper will be succeeded as acting defense secretary by Navy Secretary...

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