President Trump will nominate Tennessee State Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) to be Secretary of the Army, the White House said on Friday.
In a press release issued by the White House Office of the Press Secretary, Green was named along with several other individuals who will be nominated for top adminstration positions.
“President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate key additions to his Administration,” the statement read, adding this about Green:
Mark E. Green of Tennessee to be Secretary of the Army. Dr. Mark Green currently serves as Tennessee State Senator for District 22. He is the Chaplain of the Senate GOP Caucus and was selected as the Tennessee Journal’s Rookie of the year in 2013. Dr. Green is the CEO of Align MD, an emergency department staffing company, which provides leadership and staffing to emergency departments and hospitalist services in forty-seven hospitals in nine states. In 1986, Second Lieutenant Green graduated from West Point with a degree in economics and began his military career as an infantry officer. Dr. Green served as a rifle platoon leader, scout platoon leader, battalion personnel officer, a supply officer, an airborne rifle company commander in the famed 82nd Airborne Division, and commanded a recruiting company in U.S. Army Recruiting Command. As an Army physician, Mark served in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment where he made three combat tours to the Middle East. His military awards include the Bronze Star, the Air Medal, the Air Medal with “V” device for valor under heavy enemy fire, and numerous other medals for service.
Green was a featured speaker at the March 15 Trump rally in Nashville.
President Trump will formally nominate Green for the position after all the final security clearances have been obtained, a routine procedure.
Reuters broke the story nationally at 3:52 pm central, and The Tennessee Star broke the story in Tennessee at 3:58 pm central.