In another historic moment for the Obama administration, the Senate on Tuesday evening confirmed the long-stalled nomination of Eric Fanning to be Army secretary. Fanning becomes the first openly gay leader of any U. Army is a demonstration of the continued progress towards fairness and equality in our nation's armed forces," Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin said in a statement.
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Eric Fanning ended his brief but historic tour Wednesday as the 22nd secretary of the Army and the first openly gay service secretary. Fanning joked about two of the accomplishments of his tenure: "I have never had to testify at a budget hearing" and "I got to see Army beat Navy ," ending a year football winning streak last year for the Naval Academy. He said he was also proud to have been at the Pentagon when the DoD "opened service to those who met the requirements but were denied the opportunity" to serve in the past because of their gender or sexual orientation.
In January of this year, Eric Fanning testified before the U. Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to be the next secretary of the Army. The line of questioning from lawmakers was standard for hearings with military officials these days.
Pat Roberts, R-Kan. Army is a demonstration of the continued progress towards fairness and equality in our nation's armed forces," HRC President Chad Griffin said in a statement. On the Senate floor Tuesday, Roberts announced he had a private meeting with Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work, who told him that he was the official "charged with executing any movement of detainees to the mainland, where he would be unable to fulfill such an order before the close of this administration.