01.23.17

Senator David Perdue Statement On Meeting With Vincent Viola

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

Vincent Viola

“Vincent Viola is a talented businessman and Army veteran who is ready to tackle the challenges facing our nation’s Army. As Georgians know well, our Army end strength was cut to irresponsibly low levels under the previous president’s administration. Mr. Viola and I discussed the importance of growing our troop levels and ensuring proper readiness and equipping, the urgent need for Army modernization, and how to integrate the Army’s growing cyber capabilities into all aspects of operations.

“As a Ranger Infantry Officer, Vincent Viola trained at Fort Benning and has firsthand experience of what Georgia has to offer. He is a solid leader to serve as Secretary of the Army, and I fully support his nomination.”

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