Pat Shanahan speaks at the opening of Boeing’s Seattle Delivery Center in 2015. Two years later, the Boeing executive was chosen to become deputy defense secretary. (GeekWire Photo / Jacob Demmitt)
President Donald Trump says Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, a former Boeing executive, will take charge of the Pentagon on Jan. 1 in the wake of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ shocking resignation.
Trump announced Shanahan’s shift to the post of acting defense secretary today on Twitter, because of course he did.
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