- Apr 18, 2013
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President Joe Biden has picked Christine Wormuth to be the next secretary of the Army, the White House announced Monday, making her the first woman to hold the position if confirmed by the Senate.
President Joe Biden has picked Christine Wormuth to be the next secretary of the Army, the White House announced Monday, making her the first woman to hold the position if confirmed by the Senate. Wormuth previously served as under secretary of defense for policy, where she worked on the Defense Department's counter-ISIS campaign. "Christine is a true patriot with a dedicated career in service to America and our nation's security. As the former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Christine advanced the department's counter-ISIS campaign and the rebalance to Asia, and her deep expertise will be critical in addressing and determining today's global threats, including the pacing challenge from China and nation-state threats emanating from Russia, Iran, and North Korea," Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a statement. Austin said that he has "no doubt" that Wormuth "will lead our soldiers and represent their families with honor and integrity" if confirmed by the Senate. Before serving as under secretary of defense for policy during the Obama administration, Wormuth worked as the deputy under secretary of defense for strategy, plans and force development. Before that, she had a stint with the National Security Council.
Ms. Wormuth has long been a defense policy wonk serving as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. She is Director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center, and a Senior Fellow at the RAND Corporation.
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