Alexander: America Will Benefit from Army Secretary Mark Esper’s Leadership

Posted on June 6, 2018




U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander meets with U.S. Army Secretary Mark Esper in Alexander’s Washington, D.C., office. 

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2018 – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after meeting with U.S. Army Secretary Mark Esper to discuss the Army’s priorities for 2019:

“Mark Esper is the right person to lead the United States Army, and I was proud to support his confirmation last year. Mark is a West Point graduate with close ties to Tennessee – he is a Gulf War veteran, serving with the 101st Airborne Division’s 3rd Brigade, and retired as a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve. He also served in Senator Bill Frist’s Washington office as national security advisor and as a professional staff member on the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee under Senator Fred Thompson. Mark also served as a deputy undersecretary of defense under President George W. Bush. The country will benefit from Mark’s leadership skills, military experience and dedication to service members, and I enjoyed meeting with him today to discuss the Army’s priorities for 2019.”

Alexander voted to confirm Esper on November 15, 2017.