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Trump to Nominate James McPherson as Full-Time Army Undersecretary

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James McPherson
James McPherson

President Donald Trump intends to nominate James McPherson, acting undersecretary of the U.S. Army since July 23, to the position on a full-time basis, the White House announced Thursday.

McPherson has also served as general counsel of the Army since January last year and previously was executive director at the National Association of Attorneys General for 10 years.

Prior to NAAG, he served as worked at the Department of Defense’s Counterintelligence Field Activity as general counsel and provided legal support in various areas such as contract and fiscal law, counterintelligence and policy matters.

He retired from the U.S. Navy in 2006 with the rank of rear admiral after service as the 39th judge advocate general of the service branch.

McPherson began his military career in the Army as an enlisted soldier at the Presidio of San Francisco, South Korea, and the 1st Infantry Division.