SASC Approves Military & Civilian Nominations

Washington, D.C.The Senate Armed Services Committee today voted by voice vote to favorably report 3,879 pending military nominations in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, including the nomination of General Paul J. Selva, USAF, for reappointment to be Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

In addition, the Committee voted by voice vote to favorably report the following civilian nominations:

  • Mr. David J. Trachtenberg to be Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy;
  • Mr. Owen O. West to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict;
  • Mr. Ryan D. McCarthy to be Under Secretary of the Army; and
  • Mr. Charles D. Stimson to be General Counsel of the Department of the Navy.

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

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