Kenneth Braithwaite

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Ken Braithwaite
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77th United States Secretary of the Navy
In office
May 29, 2020 – January 20, 2021
PresidentDonald Trump
DeputyGregory J. Slavonic (acting)
Preceded byRichard V. Spencer
Succeeded byCarlos Del Toro
31st United States Ambassador to Norway
In office
February 8, 2018 – May 29, 2020
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded bySamuel D. Heins
Succeeded byMarc Nathanson
Personal details
Kenneth John Braithwaite II

1960 (age 62–63)
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 (lower half)

Kenneth John Braithwaite II[1] (born 1960) is an American politician, businessman and military personnel. He was the 77th United States Secretary of the Navy from May 2020 to January 2021. He was the United States Ambassador to Norway from February 8, 2018 to May 29, 2020.

President Donald Trump said on November 24, 2019, that he would nominate Braithwaite to serve as the United States Secretary of the Navy.[2] His nomination was confirmed on May 29, 2020.[3]

He is a retired rear admiral of the United States Navy Reserve.[4]

He is seen as a possible candidate for the United States Senate from Pennsylvania in the 2022 election.[5]

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. "Kenneth Braithwaite Sworn in as Secretary of the Navy". USNI News. 29 May 2020.
  4. 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.
  5. Seligman, Lara; Otterbein, Holly; O'Brien, Connor. "Trump Navy secretary considering Pennsylvania Senate run". POLITICO.

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