President Donald Trump has chosen James Morhard, deputy sergeant-at-arms for the Senate, to serve as deputy administrator atÂ NASA.
Morhard served as Senate Appropriations Committee staff director and previously managed the panel’s subcommittees on Commerce, Justice and Science; and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies,Â the White HouseÂ said Thursday.
NASA Administrator Jim BridenstineÂ said in a statement released Friday that Morhard’s legislative work coveredÂ National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationÂ programs and public-private partnerships for military housing initiatives.
Morhard started his careerÂ in the U.S. Navyâs Office of the Comptroller.
HeÂ holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Francis University, an M.B.A. from George Washington University and a juris doctorate from Georgetown University.