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Senate Confirms Obama Nominee Christine Wormuth as DoD Policy Chief

Christine Wormuth

Christine Wormuth, President Barack Obama’s nominee for the post of undersecretary for policy at the Defense Department, has been confirmed by the Senate following a voice vote, Defense News reported Friday.

Marcus Weisgerber writes that Wormuth, current deputy defense undersecretary for strategy, plans and force development will succeed James Miller, who resigned in January and is now an adviser at cybersecurity firm Endgame.

In her previous role, Wormuth advised Miller and the defense secretary on national security and defense strategy development, led the evaluation of contingency plans within the military and oversaw planning, programming, force management, budgeting and corporate support.

She has held the position of special assistant to the president and defense policy and strategy senior director while on the National Security Staff, principal deputy assistant defense secretary for homeland defense and Americas’ security affairs and special assistant to the policy chief during the early years of her public service.

Her work outside DoD includes a fellowship in the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ international security program and service as Independent Commission on the Security Forces of Iraq staff director and DFI Government Services principal.

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