U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis applauded President Donald Trump’s nomination of Mark Green for secretary of the Army and said he looks forward to serve the nation with him in a recent release.
“Mark will provide strong civilian leadership, improve military readiness and support our service members, civilians, and their families,” Mattis said in the April 7 Defense Department release. “He will have my full support during the Senate confirmation process. I am confident of Mark's ability to effectively lead the Army.”
Previously, Green served as a Tennessee state senator, where he was a member of the Senate GOP Caucus. Additionally, Green “was selected as the Tennessee Journal’s Rookie of the year in 2013.”
Prior to that, he received a degree in economics from West Point and began his military career as an infantry officer, the release said.
“Green served as a rifle platoon leader, scout platoon leader, battalion personnel officer, a supply officer, an airborne rifle company commander in the famed 82nd Airborne Division and commanded a recruiting company in U.S. Army Recruiting Command,” the release stated.