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Nominee Nears Approval as Army Secretary

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved the nomination of Mark T. Esper to serve as the next secretary of the Army. The Association of the U.S. Army reported that Esper, a Gulf War veteran who served during the Gulf War, now faces a confirmation vote by the full Senate. During hearings, Esper promised to focus upon recruiting and retaining the best personnel, and maintaining readiness.