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  • 2019-05-10
  • Source: TTN staff
  • by: TTN
  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from Washington D.C, United States [CC BY 2.0 (]

    Patrick Shanahan is most likely going to be the new Secretary of Defense as he is already the acting Secretary of Defense. Sarah Sanders tweeted her support for him to become the acting secretary the other day and this to many was a sign that he is sure to get the actual position soon. Here are 5 facts about Patrick Shanahan that you need to know:



    1.) 1st Joined

    By James Mattis (170127-D-GY869-031) [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

    Shanahan joined the administration back in 2017 and served as the deputy defense secretary and got into the position of acting Secretary of Defense after Mattis stepped down. His upgrade from acting Secretary of Defense to Secretary of Defense is long overdue.



    2.) Previous Work

    Alan Wilson via ( Flickr

    Shanahan spent most of his working life at Boeing where he helped with the development of the 787 Dreamliner. His knowledge of this technology is sure to be of assistance in his role as Secretary of Defense.


    3.) Other Contenders