Eric Chewning is now the chief of staff to acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan, according to a Pentagon announcement. Chewning previously served as the deputy assistant secretary of defense for industrial policy.
In his previous position, Chewning was one of the top officials who oversaw a massive defense industrial base review.
Chewning now replaces Kevin Sweeney, who resigned following the resignation of former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.
Prior to joining DOD, Chewning was a partner at McKinsey & Co.