New National Security Appointees

The 113th Congress has concluded its work and in some of its last actions, the Senate confirmed the White House’s nominees to a number of administration posts relevant to national security. Below is a quick roundup. Let us know if you think we missed anyone.

Department of Defense:

David J. Berteau, Assistant Secretary of Defense (Logistics and Materiel Readiness) (Testimony)

Robert M. Scher, Assistant Secretary of Defense (Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities) (Testimony)

Department of State:

Antony “Tony” Blinken, Deputy Secretary of State (Statement from President Obama) (Testimony)

Arnold A. Chacon, Director General of the Foreign Service (Testimony)

Isobel ColemanRepresentative Of The United States Of America To The United Nations For U.N. Management And Reform, With The Rank Of Ambassador (Testimony)

Peter Michael McKinley, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (Testimony)

Frank A. Rose, Assistant Secretary of State (Verification and Compliance, Bureau of Arms Control) (Testimony)

Richard Rahul Verma, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of India (Testimony)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI):

Nicholas J. Rasmussen, Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (Testimony)

Department of Homeland Security:

Sarah R. Saldana, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) (Statement from DHS Secretary Johnson) (Testimony)

Department of Veterans’ Affairs:

Leigh A. Bradley, General Counsel (Testimony) 

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