Immediate Release

Secretary of Defense Statement on Latest Defense Department Nominees

April 2, 2021

The following statement is attributable to Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III:

"I am delighted by the President's decision to nominate Ron Moultrie, Michael Brown, and Mike McCord to serve as Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, and Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), respectively.  Each of these individuals is talented, experienced and highly qualified for the critical national security roles they will, if confirmed, undertake on behalf of the Department. Their deep experience in national security will prove essential in guiding our efforts to defend this nation and secure our interests around the world. I thank them for being willing to serve the country again, and I look forward to working with the Senate for their speedy confirmation."