June 09, 2015

Army Secretary McHugh stepping down by November

By Paul Scharre

Source: Washington Post

John McHugh, secretary of the U.S. Army, will step down by November, the Defense Department said Monday, adding to a growing list of senior military personnel who are departing the Pentagon during President Barack Obama's final period in office.

McHugh, a former Republican lawmaker who has been the Army's top civilian since 2009, expressed a wish to leave his post several weeks ago, the Pentagon said in a statement, and subsequently advised Obama that he would step down by Nov. 1. The Pentagon did not say why McHugh was leaving, and McHugh's office declined to elaborate.

Read the full Washington Post article in the Virginian Pilot.

  • Paul Scharre

    Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program

    Paul Scharre is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. From 2008-2013, Mr. Scharre worked in t...