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It took some time for him to finally be confirmed by the Senate, but John McHugh is now the 21st secretary of the U.S. Army. For the last 16 years he's been a member of Congress representing New York. Most recently, he's been ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, and co-chair of the bi-partisan House Army Caucus. He'll lead a workforce of more than a million active duty, National Guard, and reservists, and a civilian workforce of 221 thousand.
Now that President Obama has named New York Congressman John McHugh to be the next Secretary of the Army, the man who now has the job -- Pete Geren - can look back on his career as he ponders his future. Geren became acting secretary in March 2007 amidst the crisis in medical care for soldiers. He's overseen deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. He became secretary in his own right when the President asked him to stay on earlier this year.
House committee passes bill changing TSP, updating FERS
In the face of suggestions that the military of the future will rely more on air and sea power than ground forces, Army leaders say such arguments were wrong in the past and are wrong now.
Army Secretary John McHugh discusses how this Veterans Day has changed in the wake of a memorial service at Ft. Hood, Texas.
President Barack Obama and Army Secretary John McHugh are joining grieving families and comrades of the victims Tuesday at a memorial service at the sprawling Texas Army base.
The Army is reporting progress in cleaning up management of Arlington National Cemetery. The cemetery was hit last year by a scandal revealing misidentified graves and a dysfunctional leadership team.
Malcolm O'Neill, the Army's assistant secretary for acquisitions, logistics and technology will resign his post for personal reasons, he told colleagues in an email Tuesday.
The Secretary of the Army said Wednesday that the service agreed with most of the recommendations of a blue ribbon panel on reforming its acquisition process. Secretary John McHugh told Congress the Army was moving forward with 63 of the 76 recommendations.