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.