Alumnus Nominated for Army Secretary (‘The New York Times’)



Eric Fanning ’90 has been nominated by President Barack Obama to be the secretary of the Army, reports The New York Times.

If confirmed, Fanning, who has been a civilian adviser to Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, would be the first openly gay secretary of a U.S. military branch, the Times reports.

Read the full story, published 9/18/15 by The New York Times.

In 2013, Fanning spoke with Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, which ran a Q&A interview in its September-October issue. “I owe my Washington career to Dartmouth connections provided by professors, which led to a job on the House Armed Services Committee,” Fanning told the magazine.

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