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Senate confirms new DOD general counsel

By Tony Bertuca  
July 12, 2018 at 3:01 PM

The Senate confirmed Paul Ney today as the Defense Department's next general counsel by a 70-23 vote, making him the first Trump administration official to serve in the post.

President Trump nominated Ney in January.

Ney most recently served as chief deputy attorney general in the Tennessee attorney general's office. He previously worked as acting general counsel of the Navy, as principal deputy general counsel of the Navy and as deputy general counsel for legal counsel at the Pentagon.