May 27, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Senate confirms Christine Wormuth as first female Army secretary

Christine Elizabeth Wormuth speaks at a hearing

Christine Wormuth testifies during her Senate Armed Service Committee confirmation on May 13. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

The Senate voted via unanimous consent on Thursday to confirm Christine Wormuth as Army secretary. She is the former director of the RAND Corp.’s International Security and Defense Center.

Why it matters: Wormuth is the first woman in the role. She served as under secretary of defense for policy at the end of Obama's administration, and was previously senior policy director on the National Security Council.

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