McPherson to act as Army under secretary

By Ashley Tressel / June 24, 2019 at 11:31 AM

Starting today, Army Under Secretary Ryan McCarthy will be acting Army secretary, while Army General Counsel Jim McPherson will be acting under secretary, the service announced this morning.

Technically, McCarthy and McPherson will be "senior officials performing the duties of" their respective positions.

The White House announced Friday that President Trump intends to formally nominate Army Secretary Mark Esper to become the next defense secretary and that McCarthy will be nominated to take Esper's place as service secretary.