Chewning tapped for DOD chief of staff

By Tony Bertuca  
January 8, 2019 at 4:11 PM

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.