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WH Selects Mattis-Backed Pick as Pentagon No. 2

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By    |   Thursday, 16 Mar 2017 06:41 PM

President Donald Trump named a Boeing Co. executive to fill the No. 2 civilian job at the Pentagon Thursday, replacing Obama administration holdover Deputy Secretary Bob Work, Military.com reports.

With the recommendation of of Defense Secretary James Mattis, the White House named Patrick Shanahan, now the senior vice president for supply chain and operations at Boeing, as the nominee to succeed Work, the outlet reported.

Shanahan's was one of six nominations – five of them from Virginia – to fill posts at the Pentagon sent over to the Senate, all with Mattis' recommendations, Military.com reported.

The flurry of picks for Pentagon posts came amid reports of friction between Mattis and the White House that had slowed the pace of appointments.

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President Donald Trump named a Boeing Co. executive to fill the No. 2 civilian job at the Pentagon Thursday, replacing Obama administration holdover Deputy Secretary Bob Work, Military.com reports.
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