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President Obama is nominating Eric Fanning to be Secretary of the Army. If he is confirmed by the Senate, it will make him the first openly gay person in that role. Fanning has been the Acting Under Secretary of the Army, and he is a top choice since the current secretary, John McHugh, is preparing to leave the post. Fanning is a close advisor to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, and has served as the Air Force under secretary and deputy under secretary of the Navy.

An extremely qualified and deserving candidate.
An extremely qualified and deserving candidate.
U.S. Air Force
Sources: The Washington Post