Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Army Gets Temp Overseer

Patrick Murphy, former Bucks County congressman and Iraqi war veteran, to oversee US Army for now
The Associated Press
Lolita C. Baldor
January 11, 2016
Former Bucks County Congressman Patrick Murphy, shown here in 2010, will oversee the US Army pending Senate confirmation of a new Army secretary. (Contributed photo / MORNNIG CALL FILE PHOTO)
WASHINGTON — Acting Army Secretary Eric Fanning is stepping aside, at least temporarily, because Senate hasn't confirmed his nomination, officials said Monday.

The Army's undersecretary, Patrick Murphy, was confirmed last week, so he will oversee the Army.

Fanning is expected to step down and move into another Pentagon post for now. He would return to the Army leadership position if his nomination is approved. read more here