West Point graduate, billionaire businessman, and philanthropist Vincent Viola withdraws his name from consideration as Secretary of the Army because of Defense Department rules concerning his family businesses.
Vincent Viola, owner of the NHL's Florida Panthers, faced problems divesting his business holdings to take over the role.
Tennessee state senator and former Army flight surgeon Mark E. Green withdraws his name from consideration as Secretary of the Army because of political opposition. Green was the Trump Administration's second nominee for this position. Context: Political appointments of Donald Trump, Secretary of the Army
Five transgender United States military personnel sue President Donald Trump and top Pentagon officials over the President's policy change announced late last month banning transgender people from serving in the military. The suit asks the court to prevent the ban from going into effect. Context: Pentagon officials
The Pentagon is considering conducting airstrikes in Marawi, which if approved would later put U.S. troops on the ground to battle the ISIS-affiliated Maute group as well as related Islamist terror groups. A spokesperson later denied the claims as well as clarified that the Philippines has yet to make a request. Context: Pentagon officials
United States president Donald Trump announces lawyer Christopher A. Wray as his nominee to be director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Context: Political appointments of Donald Trump
The White House announces that President Trump plans to nominate Textron Systems Chief Executive Ellen Lord for Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. Textron Systems is a defense contractor. Context: Political appointments of Donald Trump
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke withdraws his name from consideration for an assistant secretary position at the Department of Homeland Security. Context: Political appointments of Donald Trump
The United States Senate confirms Heather Wilson as Secretary of the Air Force. Context: Political appointments of Donald Trump
Goldman Sachs banker Jim Donovan withdraws from consideration as Deputy Treasury Secretary in order to have time for his family. Context: Political appointments of Donald Trump
The U.S. Senate confirms Donald Trump's appointment of his former opponents in the presidential primaries, neurosurgeon Ben Carson and Governor of Texas Rick Perry, as Secretaries of Housing and Urban Development and Energy respectively, with the support of all Republicans and some Democrats. Context: Political appointments of Donald Trump
Philip Bilden, nominee for Secretary of the Navy, withdraws his name from consideration. Mr. Bilden says his business interests created complications. Context: Political appointments of Donald Trump
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