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Senate Unanimously Approves Eric Fanning as Army Secretary

Eric-Fanning
Eric Fanning

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 Barack Obama nominated him for the role.

The Senate Armed Services Committee cleared Fanning’s nomination in March, Defense News reported Tuesday.

Aaron Mehta and Joe Gould write Fanning took the role as acting undersecretary of the Army in June 2015 to succeed John McHugh, who retired in November 2015.

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