Robert Work, a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer and former Navy undersecretary, will be nominated by President Barack Obama this week to serve as deputy defense secretary, DoD Buzz reported Wednesday.
Michael Hoffman writes that Work currently leads the Center for a New American Security, a Washington-based think tank, and has served as a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.
Work, a 27-year USMC veteran, was a member of Obama’s transition team in 2009 prior to being appointed Navy undersecretary then, according to the article.
If confirmed, Work would succeed Christine Fox, who has held the Pentagon’s No. 2 civilian post since Ash Carter resigned in December.