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Biden Picks Christine Wormuth as First Female Army Secretary

  • Wormuth served as the undersecretary for policy under Obama
  • Army faces challenges from China to extremism in the ranks
Christine Wormuth
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President Joe Biden plans to nominate Christine Wormuth as secretary of the Army, the White House announced Monday, a move that would make her the first woman to oversee the largest and oldest of the U.S. military services.

Wormuth, who led Biden’s transition team for the Pentagon, is currently director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the Rand Corp., a federally funded think tank that does extensive work for the Defense Department.