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Trump’s Pentagon pick brings military experience, political savvy to new job

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June 19, 2019
Trump’s Pentagon pick brings military experience, political savvy to new job
Mark Esper has been an Army officer, congressional staffer and corporate lobbyist. Now the Army secretary is the third person President Donald Trump has tapped to lead the Pentagon. In two tweets Tuesday afternoon, Trump announced that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan was out after six months on the job and Esper was promoted to the post, at least temporarily.