Fanning takes advisory role with McKinsey

By Courtney McBride / April 27, 2017 at 3:48 PM

Former Army Secretary Eric Fanning has joined McKinsey & Co. as a senior adviser.

According to a source with knowledge of the situation, Fanning assumed the position, which is external to the company, in April 2017.

During his tenure, Fanning launched the Army's Rapid Capabilities Office, an initiative he discussed as early as his January 2016 nomination hearing. Introducing the RCO last August, Fanning said it was intended “to strip some of [the] unnecessary bureaucracy out of” the acquisition system.

Nominated to the Army's top civilian post in September 2015, Fanning served in an acting capacity before congressional opposition prompted him to step aside in favor of Under Secretary Patrick Murphy. Fanning ultimately was confirmed in May 2016.

He previously served in senior posts in the services and Defense Department, including under secretary and acting secretary of the Air Force, deputy under secretary of the Navy and chief of staff to the defense secretary.