Apr 12, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Biden nominates Christine Wormuth to be first female Army secretary

Christine Wormuth sits behind a placard with her name on it, with flags in the background

Wormuth at a 2015 House Armed Services Full Committee hearing. Photo: Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images

President Biden on Monday nominated Christine Wormuth, director of the RAND Corporation's international security and defense center, to serve as his Army Secretary.

Why it matters: Wormuth would be the first woman in the role if confirmed by the Senate. She led Defense Department policy at the end of Obama's administration, after serving as the Pentagon's under secretary of defense and as a senior policy director on the National Security Council.

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