Pentagon prepares for newest senior leadership reshuffle

By Tony Bertuca  
July 9, 2019 at 2:47 PM
Senior defense officials are preparing to choreograph a complicated leadership succession process that will leave the Pentagon with its third acting defense secretary in less than a year. Eric Chewning, chief of staff for the defense secretary, said the succession plan -- which calls for following the 1998 Federal Vacancies Reform Act and reshuffling several senior Pentagon officials -- will be triggered the moment acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper's nomination is sent to the Senate, a move that is expected...

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