April 03, 2017

Trump makes little headway filling out Pentagon jobs

By Katherine Kidder

Source: The Hill

Journalist(s) Ellen Mitchell

The hearing this week for President Trump’s Air Force secretary nominee was a rare sight for those monitoring Trump’s progress filling Pentagon positions. 

Former Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M.) — whose hearing was delayed several times because the White House hadn’t turned in required documents — is only the second of Trump’s Defense Department (DOD) picks to be interviewed by the Senate Armed Services Committee. 

Trump so far has only seen one Pentagon nominee — Defense Secretary James Mattis — make it through the confirmation process and has 52 additional positions to fill. Many in the defense world are bothered by the holdup. 

Read the full article at The Hill.

  • Katherine Kidder