Michael McCord, former principal deputy undersecretary of defense, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to succeed the retiring Robert Hale as Defense Department comptroller, Defense News reported Thursday.
Prior to joining the DoD in 2009, McCord spent 21 years on the Senate Armed Services Committee where he was responsible for global basing issues and oversight of $100 billion in DoD operation and maintenance funding.
McCord began his career at the Congressional Budget Office where he focused on military personnel programs and in 1995 began his service as minority or majority staff lead on the Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support.
Robert Hale is retiring from the DoD after five years as comptroller, the longest-serving official in that role since the 1950’s.
Hale is also a veteran of CBO’s national security division and spent seven years as the Air Force’s comptroller.
Marcus Weisgerber writes there are a number of other national security appointments awaiting confirmation by the Senate, including Jamie Morin as director of cost assessment and program evaluation and Christine Wormuth as undersecretary of defense for policy.