Senate Sets Hearing Date for Trump’s Air Force, Army Secretary Nominees

Jeff Brody

The Senate Armed Services Committee is slated to conduct a joint confirmation hearing for President Trump’s nominees for the Army and Air Force secretary posts on Sept. 12, reported Thursday. Lawmakers will hear from acting Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and Barbara Barrett, previously the chairwoman of nonprofit organization The Aerospace Corp. 

McCarthy assumed the role of acting Army secretary following 2019 Wash100 Award recipient Mark Esper’s confirmation as defense secretary in July. 

The Department of Defense first announced that Matthew Donovan, former undersecretary of the Air Force, will succeed 2019 Wash100 winner Heather Wilson as Air Force secretary on an interim basis in May. The same month, Trump nominated Barrett to permanently fill the secretary role.

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