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DoD Names McKinsey’s Eric Chewning as Deputy Assistant Sec for Industrial Policy

Eric Chewning

Defense Department Secretary Jim Mattis has selected McKinsey & Co. Partner Eric Chewning as a Senior Executive Service appointee and a deputy assistant secretary at DoD.

The department said Tuesday Chewning will specifically oversee manufacturing and industrial base policy as a deputy assistant secretary of defense.

Chewning most recently worked with McKinsey as a partner advising clients in the aerospace and defense industry and is a U.S. Army veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

He worked as a principal at Booz & Company, now known as Strategy& under PwC, before joining McKinsey in 2014.

He earned a master of business administration degree at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business as well as an international relations master’s degree from the University of Chicago.

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