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NSC Principal Deputy Executive Secretary Joan O’Hara Assumes Full-Time Role

President Trump is appointing Joan Virginia O’Hara, former principal deputy executive secretary and deputy chief of staff for the National Security Council, to serve as the NSC's executive secretary.

Prior to assuming her role in July, O'Hara advised Vice President Mike Pence on national security and foreign policy matters, the White House said Friday. She also served six years with the House of Representatives' Homeland Security Committee, having previously held the role of general counsel.

O'Hara, who is also a special assistant to the president, formerly performed law clerk duties at the New York State Supreme Court.

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