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.