Senator David Perdue Votes to Confirm New Defense Secretary, Dr. Mark Esper

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee, congratulates Dr. Mark Esper on being confirmed as President Donald J. Trump’s Secretary of the Department of Defense (DoD):

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“Dr. Mark Esper is immensely qualified and has already distinguished himself as Secretary of the Army under the Trump Administration. Throughout his military service and career in the private and public sectors, Dr. Esper has demonstrated the leadership necessary to implement President Trump’s National Defense Strategy. Right now, the world is more dangerous than any time in my lifetime. Our women and men in uniform are navigating complex threats from China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea, in addition to terrorism, across all five domains: air, land, sea, cyber, and space. I’m confident Dr. Esper will do an excellent job leading the Pentagon as it works to protect Americans at home and abroad.” 


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