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Tennessee Sen. Mark Green Chosen for Army Secretary Post

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Tennessee Sen. Mark Green to the no. 1 civilian position at the U.S. Army, the White House announced Friday.

Green serves as the chaplain of Tennessee’s Senate GOP Caucus and CEO of emergency department staffing company Align MD.

He completed three combat tours in the Middle East as a special operation flight surgeon for the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.

His military career also includes time as a rifle and scout platoon leader, battalion personnel officer and supply officer as well as commander of an airborne rifle company at the 82nd Airborne Division and a recruiting unit at the Army Recruiting Command.

The White House announced Green’s nomination as secretary of the military branch two months after Vincent Viola, a retired Army major and founder of trading firm Virtu Financial, withdrew his name from consideration for the post.

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