The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Franklin Parker, former senior counsel for intelligence solutions at BAE Systems’ intelligence and security segment, to be assistant secretary of the Navy for manpower and reserve affairs.
Senate lawmakers voted 70-22 in favor of Parker’s nomination to the role he also served during the Obama administration from 2016 to 2017.
President Biden announced his intent to nominate Parker to oversee military and civilian personnel policy matters within the Department of the Navy in December 2021.
Parker’s government experience included roles as chief counsel for the maritime administration at the Department of Transportation and attorney adviser in the Office of the General Counsel of the Navy.
He previously served as an associate at law firms Winston & Strawn, Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison.