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SASC Advances DOD Civilian, Military Nominations

The Senate Armed Services Committee today voted by voice to favorably report out a list of 2,647 pending military nominations in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, as well as the following civilian and general officer nominations:

  •  The Honorable Kenneth J. Braithwaite to be Secretary of the Navy;
  • The Honorable James H. Anderson to be Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy;
  • Mr. Victor G. Mercado to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities; and
  • General Charles Q. Brown, Jr., USAF, for reappointment to the grade of general and to be Chief of Staff, United States Air Force.

All nominations were immediately reported to the Senate floor following the Committee’s action.