Ryan McCarthy, former vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 sustainment program, will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as undersecretary of the U.S. Army.
McCarthy held various roles within the corporate and F-35 program offices at Lockheed during his career there and led the organizational design and restructuring of the company’s sustainment line of business, the White House reported Tuesday.
He previously served as a special assistant to former Defense Secretary Robert Gates and a professional staff member on the House International Relations Committee.
He also worked for the private label credit card business of Hong Kong Shanghai Bank‘s North American arm.
McCarthy was also a member of the 75th Ranger Regiment during the U.S. war in Afghanistan in 2001.
He received a bachelor’s degree from the Virginia Military Institute and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Maryland.