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Trump to Nominate Virtu Financial’s Viola as Army Secretary

  • Viola’s a graduate of West Point and former infantry officer
  • Army secretary is senior civilian overseeing Army forces
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Vincent Viola, the billionaire founder and executive chairman of the Virtu Financial Inc. high-speed trading firm, has been picked by President-elect Donald Trump to be the next U.S. Army secretary. 

Viola, the son of a truck driver and a homemaker, is a West Point graduate and former Army infantry officer who served in the 101st Airborne Division. The position of Army secretary requires Senate confirmation.