Navy Nominees Thomas Modly, James Geurts Gain Senate Committee Approval

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved the nominations of Thomas Modly as undersecretary of the U.S. Navy and James Geurts as acquisition chief at the service branch, USNI News reported Thursday.

Modly, a former Navy helicopter pilot, concurrently serves as managing director at PwC’s national security practice and global government defense network leader of the company.

Geurts currently holds the acquisition executive position at the U.S. Special Operations Command.

Both nominees were called to testify before SASC on Tuesday to answer questions from committee members regarding their visions about Navy spending on F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter and Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier.

The appointments of Modly and Geurts are subject to a final vote in the full Senate.

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