Pete Hegseth

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Pete Hegseth
Pete Hegseth by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Hegseth in 2015
Personal details
Peter Brian Hegseth

(1980-06-06) June 6, 1980 (age 40)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationPrinceton University (BA)
Harvard University (MPP)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service2003–2014
RankUS-O4 insignia.svg Major
UnitUnited States Army National Guard
Individual Ready Reserve
Battles/warsIraq War
War in Afghanistan
AwardsBronze Star
Army Commendation Medal (2)
Expert Infantryman Badge
Combat Infantryman Badge

Peter Brian Hegseth (born June 6, 1980) is an American Fox News Channel presenter.[1] He was in the U.S. military with deployments to Cuba and Iraq.

He was considered to be the United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs under the Donald Trump presidency, but major veterans' groups objected, and in January 2017, David Shulkin was selected instead.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Pete Hegseth". Fox News. 2016-12-01. Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  2. DAVE PHILIPPS, "Head of Veterans Health System Is Trump's Pick to Lead Veterans Affairs", The New York Times, January 11, 2017.
  3. Veterans Groups Urge Trump to Keep Obama’s V.A. Secretary, Dave Philipps, The New York Times, December 12, 2016