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Mattis names new DOD industrial base chief, others

October 17, 2017 |
Tony Bertuca
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has appointed several new officials to senior leadership roles at the Pentagon, including one to helm the office for managing defense industrial base policy, according to a Defense Department announcement.

Eric Chewning, an Army veteran, has been selected as the deputy assistant secretary of defense for manufacturing and industrial base policy. He was most recently a partner with McKinsey & Co. focusing on the aerospace and defense industries.

William Gillis, another Army veteran, has been selected to become that service's principal deputy assistant secretary for energy, installations, and environment. He most recently served as a director at ScottMadden Inc.

Thomas Mooney has been selected for appointment as chief of staff to the Defense Department's deputy chief management officer. He was most recently the deputy White House liaison in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Michael Mulroy, a former Marine, has been tapped to become deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East. He recently served as a paramilitary operations officer in the CIA.

Ryan Newman, a former Army officer, has been selected for appointment as the deputy general counsel for legal counsel for DOD. He most recently served as principal deputy assistant attorney general and acting assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Policy for the Justice Department.

Daniel Walsh has been selected to be director of the White House Military Office, where he most recently served as deputy director.

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