|23rd United States Secretary of the Army|
|Assumed office |
November 20, 2017
|Preceded by||Eric Fanning|
|Education||United States Military|
Harvard University (MPA)
George Washington University
|*Pending Senate confirmation|
Mark Thomas Esper (born 1963/1964) is an American lobbyist and former government administrator for the United States Department of Defense. He is the 23rd and current United States Secretary of the Army since November 20, 2017. He served as Vice President of government relations at Raytheon.
On July 19, 2017, it was announced that President Donald Trump had the intention of nominating Esper to become U.S. Secretary of the Army. He is Trump's third nominee for the position, following the withdrawals of Vincent Viola and Mark E. Green. He was confirmed by the Senate on November 15, 2017.
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- O'Brien, Connor (July 19, 2017). "Trump taps Raytheon VP as Army secretary". Politico.
- McIntyre, Jamie (July 19, 2017). "Exclusive: Trump to nominate Mark Esper as Army secretary". Washington Examiner.
- Gibbons-Neff, Thomas; Jaffe, Greg (July 19, 2017). "Trump to nominate Raytheon lobbyist for next Army secretary". Washington Post.