McCusker tapped for comptroller

By Tony Bertuca / November 7, 2019 at 9:48 AM

President Trump intends to nominate Elaine McCusker to be Defense Department comptroller, according to a White House announcement.

McCusker has been acting comptroller since July when David Norquist, the previous comptroller, was confirmed as deputy defense secretary. Prior to that, McCusker had been performing many of the role's duties as Norquist had been acting deputy defense secretary since January.

She previously served as the director of resources and analysis at U.S. Central Command, as deputy director of operations in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller and as a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee.