President Obama has announced nominees to lead the Pentagon's cost assessment and program evaluation office, serve in the Navy's No. 2 senior post and head up the department's special operations shop.
Jamie Morin, the Air Force's assistant secretary for financial management, is the nominee to succeed Christine Fox as the head of CAPE. He has held his current post since 2009 and served as acting under secretary of the Air Force from 2012 to 2013. Prior to that he worked as the senior defense analyst for the Senate Budget Committee.
Obama has tapped Michael Lumpkin, to be the next assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low intensity conflict. He succeeds Michael Sheehan, who stepped down this past summer. Since earlier this year, Lumpkin has served as special assistant to the defense secretary. He was the chief executive officer of Industrial Security Alliance Partners from 2012 to 2013. From 2011 to 2012, he served as principal deputy assistant secretary of defense in DOD’s special operations shop.
Jo Ann Rooney is the White House's nominee to succeed Robert Work as Navy under secretary. Rooney is managing director at the Huron Consulting Group in Chicago, a position she has held since 2012. Previously, she was principal deputy under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness from 2011 to 2012, and served as acting under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness from November 2011 to June 2012.