Obama Taps Eric Fanning As Next Secretary Of The Army
If confirmed by the Senate, Eric Fanning will become the first openly gay secretary of a military branch.By Matt Picht | September 18, 2015
President Obama has nominated Eric Fanning, a former adviser to current Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, as the next Secretary of the Army.
If confirmed by the Senate, Fanning would become the first openly gay secretary of a military branch. His appointment is in line with the Obama administration's push to make the military more inclusive towards LGBT service members.
Fanning's qualifications for the job are unimpeachable; he is currently acting under secretary of the Army, and has also been the acting secretary of the Air Force and the deputy under secretary of the Navy.