Mattis applauds secretary of the Army nominee

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.

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