Tuberville blockade forces DOD to appoint newly promoted one-star to run MDA

By Jason Sherman / August 1, 2023 at 11:15 AM
The Pentagon's top technology development official has designated a one-star admiral to head the Missile Defense Agency until the nomination for a new director to fill the three-star billet -- one of many senior officer promotions being blocked by Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) -- is confirmed by the Senate. On July 27, Rear Adm. Douglas Williams -- promoted from captain in June -- was designated by Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Heidi Shyu to head MDA while...

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