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Senate Unanimously Approves Eric Fanning as Army Secretary

The Senate confirmed Eric Fanning as secretary of the U.S. Army through a unanimous voice vote Tuesday, Reuters reported Tuesday. Patricia Zengerle writes Fanning, a former undersecretary of the Air Force and chief of staff to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, received Senate confirmation to take the Army’s no.1 civilian post eight months after President …

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Eric Fanning Resigns as Acting Army Secretary

Eric Fanning is set to resign as acting Army secretary while the Senate Armed Services Committee has yet to hold a confirmation hearing for his nomination to the post, Defense News reported Monday. Aaron Mehta and Joe Gould write that Fanning was nominated to succeed John McHugh, who departed his post …

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Eric Fanning Nominated to Army Secretary Post

Eric Fanning, currently acting U.S. Army undersecretary, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to succeed John McHugh as secretary of the military service, the Army News Service reported Friday. Fanning previously served as undersecretary of the U.S. Air Force and deputy undersecretary of the U.S. Navy, as well as …

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John McHugh: Army Should Put Force Readiness as Top Priority

U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh believes the service should put force readiness as its top priority amid current challenges in the budget and threat environments, Defense News reported Wednesday. Michelle Tan writes that McHugh indicated the Army is at a “ragged edge” and near its limits as it faces a potential downsizing while …

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Army Secretary John McHugh to Leave Post in November

U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh will step down from his role by Nov. 1, 2015 after weeks of discussions with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work. “Secretary McHugh has been a tremendous public servant for decades, and he has helped lead the Army through a period of challenge …

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John McHugh, Ray Odierno Point to Acquisition Reforms Amid Tight Budgets

U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh and Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno have highlighted the service’s continued efforts to reform its acquisition process and facilitate efficiency and oversight amid reduced budgets. “We take stewardship very seriously,” McHugh told the Senate Armed Services Committee during a hearing, according to a report published Wednesday on the Army website. …

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Ray Odierno, John McHugh Preview Army Service Contract Cuts

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Secretary John McHugh have announced that the Army is in the process of cutting its spending on services contracts to drive efficiency, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jared Serbu writes that the contract spending cuts could continue over the next three years and would add to other reductions …

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