NDIA welcomes Wormuth as first woman in top Army slot

Army Secretary Christine Wormuth

ARLINGTON, VA -- The National Defense Industrial Association and its affiliate Women in Defense offer the following statement on Christine Wormuth, confirmed May 27 as Secretary of the Army:

NDIA and WID extend sincere congratulations to Christine Wormuth, the new Secretary of the Army and the first Senate-confirmed woman to serve in this position. This is a significant moment in the history of the Army. Wormuth takes the lead at a critical time to provide our nation’s soldiers the capabilities they need to compete, deter and win in any domain of warfare.

Wormuth previously served as the director of RAND’s International Security and Defense Policy Center. Her extensive background in defense makes her an ideal pick for her new role. She served as a undersecretary of defense for policy under the Obama administration from 2014 to 2016.

“Having watched Secretary Wormuth through several positions over many years, I know she is exceptionally qualified to serve in this position,” said retired Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, NDIA’s president and CEO. “I look forward to working closely with her to strengthen the national security of the United States, our allies and our partners.”

“WID welcomes news of Secretary Wormuth’s appointment. She exemplifies our mission, demonstrating the diversity and aptitude that women bring to national security, especially in such high-level positions as this,” said WID’s Executive Director Rachel McCaffrey. “Wormuth’s experience and talent will serve the Army well, and we at WID look forward to working with her.”

For media queries, contact Evamarie Socha at esocha@NDIA.org.


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