Lloyd Austin, former Fort Drum commander, confirmed as first Black Defense Secretary


Lloyd Austin, former Fort Drum commander, confirmed as first Black Defense Secretary

The Senate voted 93 to 2 to confirm Lloyd Austin, a former Fort Drum commander, as the first Black Secretary of Defense Friday.

Austin is Biden’s second Cabinet official to be confirmed and he was approved by Congress with bipartisan support. Before his confirmation vote, Austin had to get a waiver from Congress to hold the office because he retired from the military less than seven years ago, a window intended to maintain civilian control of the Pentagon.

Source: Times Unition
Lloyd Austin, former Fort Drum commander, confirmed as first Black Defense Secretary

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