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Senate Panel Approves Eric Fanning’s Army Secretary Nomination

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved the nomination Eric Fanning to become the next secretary of the U.S. Army, Defense News reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes the Senate panel took a voice vote that advances Fanning’s nomination to the full chamber. Fanning was named U.S. Air Force undersecretary in April 2013 …

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Politico: Ashton Carter, Service Chiefs Debate on FY 2017 DoD Budget Priorities

The Defense Department continues to deliberate the allocation of its upcoming $580 billion budget request for fiscal year 2017 amid different spending priorities between the service branches and Secretary Ashton Carter, Politico reported Tuesday. Austin Wright writes Carter backs the administration’s plan to build up capability in cyber warfare, next-generation …

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Report: Army Nominee Eric Fanning’s Agenda Includes Force Readiness, Rapid Acquisition

Eric Fanning, nominee for the U.S. Army secretary post, said he plans to explore strategies to ensure military personnel readiness and reverse a proposed brigade size reduction at the Army if confirmed, Defense News reported Thursday. Jen Judson writes Fanning also vowed to maximize the Army’s combat power during his nomination hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee. …

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Eric Fanning Resigns as Acting Army Secretary

Eric Fanning is set to resign as acting Army secretary while the Senate Armed Services Committee has yet to hold a confirmation hearing for his nomination to the post, Defense News reported Monday. Aaron Mehta and Joe Gould write that Fanning was nominated to succeed John McHugh, who departed his post …

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Eric Fanning Nominated to Army Secretary Post

Eric Fanning, currently acting U.S. Army undersecretary, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to succeed John McHugh as secretary of the military service, the Army News Service reported Friday. Fanning previously served as undersecretary of the U.S. Air Force and deputy undersecretary of the U.S. Navy, as well as …

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White House to Give Nominations for 5 DoD Leadership Roles

The White House will submit nominations for Ricardo Aguilera, Janine Davidson, Lisa Disbrow, Eric Fanning and Jennifer O’Connor for leadership positions within the Defense Department. “These fine public servants bring a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their important roles,” President Barack Obama said in an announcement posted Friday. Obama will nominate Aguilera, a professor …

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Eric Fanning Named Defense Department Chief of Staff

Eric Fanning, formerly undersecretary of the U.S. Air Force, has been named the Defense Department’s chief of staff and appointed to the Senior Executive Service. Defense Secretary Ash Carter confirmed Fanning’s appointment on Tuesday. Fanning most recently oversaw the Air Force’s programs to organize, train and equip the troops. He …

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Eric Fanning: Air Force Workforce Reduction “Inevitable”

Eric Fanning, acting secretary of the Air Force, has said the branch must reduce the size of its workforce despite sequester relief in order to protect investments, the American Forces Press Service reported Friday. Amaani Lyle writes Fanning told a press conference Friday that additional funding under the two-year deal …

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