Tuesday, July 23, 2019

U.S. Senate Confirms Mark Esper As US Secretary Of Defense In A 90-8 Vote

FOX News: Mark Esper sworn in as new secretary of defense

Former Army Lt. Col. Mark Esper was sworn in as the new defense secretary during a brief White House ceremony Tuesday, making him the first permanent Pentagon boss since James Mattis resigned last December.

Esper, who served 10 years on active duty and 11 years in the National Guard and Army Reserve, was Acting Secretary before his nomination, and Patrick Shanahan had been Acting Secretary prior to that.

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito administered the oath of office.

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More News On The Confirmation Of Mark Esper As US Secretary Of Defense

Esper is sworn in as defense secretary to succeed Mattis -- AP
Former lobbyist Esper sworn in as Pentagon chief -- Reuters
Esper sworn in as Pentagon chief -- The Hill
Mark Esper Confirmed as Trump’s Defense Secretary -- The New York Times
Esper confirmed as new defense secretary, ending Pentagon leadership uncertainty -- Defense News
Mark Esper is confirmed as 27th secretary of defense -- Stars and Stripes
Senate FINALLY confirms a defense secretary after 'acting' Pentagon chief runs the agency for seven months following exit of 'Mad Dog' Mattis -- Daily Mail
US finally gets new Pentagon chief as Senate confirms Esper -- AFP
The Pentagon Finally Has a Permanent Defense Secretary. Here's What to Know About Mark Esper -- Time

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