Mark Esper

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Mark Esper
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23rd United States Secretary of the Army
Assumed office
November 20, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byEric Fanning
Personal details
Political partyRepublican
EducationUnited States Military
Harvard University (MPA)
George Washington University
Military service
Ranklieutenant colonel
*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.[2]

Esper studied at United States Military Academy, Harvard University and at George Washington University.

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.[3] He is Trump's third nominee for the position, following the withdrawals of Vincent Viola and Mark E. Green.[4] He was confirmed by the Senate on November 15, 2017.

References[change | change source]

  1., Frances Borsodi Zajac. "Trump nominating Uniontown native for Army secretary".
  2. O'Brien, Connor (July 19, 2017). "Trump taps Raytheon VP as Army secretary". Politico.
  3. McIntyre, Jamie (July 19, 2017). "Exclusive: Trump to nominate Mark Esper as Army secretary". Washington Examiner.
  4. Gibbons-Neff, Thomas; Jaffe, Greg (July 19, 2017). "Trump to nominate Raytheon lobbyist for next Army secretary". Washington Post.