Michele Pearce, principal deputy general counsel at the U.S. Army, was nominated by President Trump to succeed James McPherson as the branch's general counsel. The White House said Tuesday it has sent Pearce's nomination to the Senate for consideration.
As the No. 2 attorney of the Army, she advises service leadership on legal and policy matters. She was appointed to her current position on Jan. 6 after serving as deputy general counsel for legislation at the Department of Defense, where she provided advice to senior DoD and military leaders regarding executive orders, congressional investigations and testimonies and legislative concerns.
Pearce previously worked as senior defense adviser to Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and held staff lead and counsel roles within the House Armed Services Committee. She also spent 13 years as a judge advocate during active duty service.