Biden nominates Del Toro as Navy secretary

By Aidan Quigley / June 11, 2021 at 1:49 PM

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed (D-RI) called President Biden’s Navy secretary selection Carlos Del Toro an "excellent choice" to lead the service.

In a Friday statement, Reed said Del Toro, the president of SBG Technology Solutions and a former destroyer commanding officer has a distinguished record as “a Naval officer, White House fellow, entrepreneur and tech CEO."

“We must strengthen the readiness and capacity of the Navy and Marine Corps,” Reed said. “Carlos Del Toro is uniquely well-qualified to address these challenges and help steer the Navy and Marine Corps in the right direction.

Del Toro, a Naval Academy graduate, served as the commanding officer for the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Bulkeley (DDG 84) from 1999 to 2001, according to his LinkedIn page.

He also worked in the Office of Management and Budget and as a senior military assistant for the Defense Department before founding SBG Technology, an engineering and consulting firm, in 2004.

Media reports Friday morning pointed to Del Toro as the Biden administration’s choice for the position.