Secretary of Defense – Retired Gen. Lloyed Austin

Who is Lloyed Austin?

He is the first Black Secretary of Defense. He was a US military general who served in the military from 2010-2016. He retired in 2016 to run a consulting firm, Austin Strategy Group, LLC in Great Falls, Virginia.

What is the Secretary of Defense?

An administrative role that leads the entire Department of Defense. They are the principal defense policymaker and advisor reporting directly to the President of the United States. They also advise the Congress on which programs they recommend be expanded, curtailed, or canceled, and provides the corresponding budgetary recommendations.

Status: Confirmed