Kenneth Braithwaite

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Ken Braithwaite
Kenneth J. Braithwaite official portrait.jpg
United States Secretary of the Navy
Assuming office
PresidentDonald Trump
SucceedingThomas Modly (acting)
United States Ambassador to Norway
Assumed office
February 8, 2018
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded bySamuel D. Heins
Personal details
Kenneth John Braithwaite II

1960 (age 59–60)
Livonia, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationUnited States Naval Academy (BS)
University of Pennsylvania (MPA)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1984–1993 (active)
1993–2011 (reserve)
RankRear Admiral

Kenneth John Braithwaite II[1] (born 1960) is an American politician, businessman and military personnel. He has served as the United States Ambassador to Norway since February 8, 2018.

President Donald Trump said on November 24, 2019, that he would nominate Braithwaite to serve as the United States Secretary of the Navy.[2] He is a retired rear admiral of the United States Navy Reserve.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "PN657 — Civilian". U.S. Congress. 9 February 1984. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  2. "Donald J. Trump, Verified account, @realDonaldTrump". Twitter. 24 November 2019. ...Ambassador to Norway Ken Braithwaite will be nominated by me to be the new Secretary of the Navy.
  3. Carey, Kathleen E. (24 October 2017). "Ex-Ridley Park pol picked as ambassador to Norway". The Delaware County Daily Times. Archived from the original on August 27, 2019. Retrieved 2017-10-25.

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