09.22.17

Senator David Perdue Meets With Army Secretary Nominee, Dr. Mark Esper

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after meeting with Dr. Mark Esper, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the Army:

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“Dr. Mark Esper’s business experience paired with his military service makes him a great choice to fill this critical post within the Department of Defense,” said Senator Perdue. “Serving as the top civilian in the U.S. Army, Dr. Esper will oversee the over one million Army active duty, reserve and national guard soldiers serving our country, a position of great importance to Georgia and its military bases. Dr. Esper and I discussed the urgent need to focus on the Army’s readiness and the need to recap the major platforms in the Army to meet the ever changing global threats. I look forward to hearing more on how he plans to address these and other challenges facing the Army today during his confirmation hearing before the Armed Services Committee.”

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.