Navy Secretary Winter To Stay on Until March 13, Unless Successor is Named Before

By Zachary M. Peterson / January 12, 2009 at 5:00 AM
Navy Secretary Donald Winter will remain in his position until March 13 unless President-elect Barack Obama names his successor beforehand, Inside the Navy has learned. Winter, a former defense industry executive, has served as Navy secretary since January 2006. Obama has yet to name replacements for any of the three military service secretaries currently serving as political appointees of President Bush. Typically, these appointments are made after Inauguration Day. Rumors have circulated about possible candidates for the Navy secretary job,...

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