President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated Kathleen Hicks to be deputy secretary of protection, making her the primary lady to carry the quantity two place within the Pentagon if she is confirmed by the Senate.
Hicks, who’s heading Biden’s transition group on the Pentagon, served within the Defense Department beneath former president Barack Obama, together with as deputy undersecretary of protection for technique, plans, and forces.
She is at the moment on the Center for Strategic and International Studies suppose tank in Washington.
Biden, who takes workplace on January 20, additionally named one other civilian, Colin Kahl, who additionally served within the Obama administration, to a senior Pentagon publish.
Kahl was nominated to be undersecretary of protection for coverage.
“They know the Pentagon inside and out and are well-positioned to take on the full sweep of challenges facing our armed forces,” Biden stated in a press release, together with “restoring our alliances.”
Biden has nominated a retired basic, Lloyd Austin, to be protection secretary.
Another lady, Christine Fox, served as appearing deputy secretary of protection for six months beneath Obama till her retirement in 2014 however she was not put up for Senate affirmation.
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