Ryan McCarthy (U.S. Army)

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Ryan McCarthy
Ryan McCarthy-Acting Secretary of the Army.jpg
24th United States Secretary of the Army
Assumed office
July 23, 2019
Acting: July 23, 2019 – September 30, 2019
PresidentDonald Trump
DeputyJames E. McPherson (acting)
Preceded byMark Esper
In office
Acting: June 24, 2019 – July 15, 2019
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byMark Esper
Succeeded byMark Esper*
In office
Acting: August 3, 2017 – November 20, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byRobert M. Speer (acting)
Succeeded byMark Esper
United States Under Secretary of the Army
In office
August 3, 2017 – September 30, 2019
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byKarl Schneider (acting)
Succeeded byJames E. McPherson (acting)*
Personal details
Born1973 or 1974 (age 45–46)[1]
EducationVirginia Military Institute (BA)
University of Maryland, College Park (MBA)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1997–2002
RankUS-O3 insignia.svg Captain[2]
Unit75th Ranger Regiment
Battles/warsWar in Afghanistan
*McCarthy served in an acting capacity until Esper's formal nomination to be Secretary of Defense was submitted to the Senate. While McCarthy served as Acting Army Secretary, McPherson served as Acting Under Secretary.

Ryan D. McCarthy is an American politician and military personnel. He is the 24th and current United States Secretary of the Army since July 23, 2019.

In June 2017, President Donald Trump nominated him to become the United States Under Secretary of the Army.[3] He was confirmed as United States Under Secretary of the Army by the United States Senate on August 1, 2017, by voice vote.

From August 3 to November 20, 2017, he was acting secretary of the Army. From June 24, 2019 to July 15, 2019, while secretary of the Army Mark Esper was acting secretary of Defense, McCarthy became acting Secretary of the Army.[4][5]

Trump McCarthy to become the Secretary of the Army on June 21, 2019.[6] He was confirmed on September 26, 2019 and was sworn in on September 30, 2019 as Secretary of the Army.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Britzky, Haley (September 9, 2019). "This former Ranger was just nominated to be the next Secretary of the Army". Task & Purpose.
  2. Loyola Academy (August 3, 2017). "President Trump Nominates Ryan McCarthy '92 for Army Under Secretary". Loyola Academy. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
  3. "President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Additions to his Administration". The White House. June 6, 2017. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  4. Dickstein, Corey (June 21, 2019). "Former Ranger McCarthy will take on duties of Army secretary on Monday". Stars and Stripes. Retrieved June 29, 2019. By law, because there is currently a sitting secretary of the Army, [McCarthy] can only use the title, 'performing duties as' and not acting secretary of the Army
  5. Weisgerber, Marcus (July 15, 2019). "Inside the Pentagon's Game of Musical Chairs". Defense One. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  6. Hope Hodge Seck Military.com (21 June 2019) Trump to Nominate Mark Esper as SecDef, Ryan McCarthy as Army Secretary
  7. "Senate confirms Ryan McCarthy as Army secretary". Stars and Stripes.