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Senate Confirms Lt. Gen. Jason Evans for New Army Installation Leadership Role

Lt. Gen. Jason Evans has received the Senate's confirmation to serve as deputy chief of staff, G-9, at the Department of the Army. His newly established role succeeds the former position of assistant chief of staff for installation management, an old function that the Army changed to correspond with a three-star rank, the service branch said Friday.

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Senate Confirms Ryan McCarthy, John Hyten for Army, Joint Staff Leadership Posts

Senate has approved Ryan McCarthy and Gen. John Hyten as Army secretary and vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, respectively. McCarthy served as Army undersecretary as well as the service’s acting secretary following the nomination of 2019 Wash100 Award winner Mark Esper as defense secretary this summer, Defense News reported Thursday.

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Barbara Barrett, Ryan McCarthy Nominations Advance to Full Senate

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved Ryan McCarthy and Barbara Barrett for the top civilian positions at the U.S. Army and Air Force, respectively through a voice vote, The Hill reported Wednesday. Their nominations will head to the full Senate for a confirmation vote less than a week after they fielded questions from SASC members.

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Vice Adm. Michael Gilday Senate-Confirmed as Chief of Naval Operations

The Senate has voted to promote Vice Adm. Michael Gilday to admiral and confirm his position as chief of naval operations, Military.com reported Thursday. Gilday, the current director of the Joint Staff, received Senate confirmation for the U.S. Navy role after the Senate Armed Services Committee’s vote of approval

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Former Delta Air Senior VP Stephen Dickson Senate-Confirmed to Lead FAA

The Senate has confirmed Stephen Dickson, a former senior vice president of flight operations at Delta Air Lines, as administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration following a 52 to 40 vote, Reuters reported Thursday. Dickson will succeed Dan Elwell, who served as the FAA's acting administrator since 2018.

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Edward O’Callaghan Confirmed Interim Deputy Attorney General

Edward O’Callaghan, principal associate deputy attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice, has been confirmed to fill Rod Rosenstein's former role as deputy attorney general on an acting basis. Attorney General William Barr announced O'Callaghan's confirmation in a statement posted Friday. The new acting deputy attorney general will continue to function in the role until the Senate confirms the appointment of Jeffrey Rosen to succeed Rosenstein full-time.

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Retired Navy Leader Joseph Maguire Confirmed National Counterterrorism Center Director; Dan Coats Quoted

Joseph Maguire, a retired U.S. Navy vice admiral, was appointed to serve as the National Counterterrorism Center's new director. He has led all levels of the Naval Special Warfare Command in his 36 years of service with the branch, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats' office said Wednesday.

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