Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the follow statement after voting to confirm Dr. Mark Esper to be the next Secretary of Defense:
"I have no doubt in my mind that Dr. Esper is going to make an outstanding Secretary of Defense. As Secretary of the Army, Dr. Esper showed he has the leadership and military knowledge needed to lead the Department of Defense during a time of mounting threats and challenges. I worked closely with Dr. Esper on issues surrounding North Carolina's military installations, including the ongoing privatized military housing issue affecting bases across the country. As Secretary of Defense, I look forward to continuing to work with him as we continue to fix the issues plaguing military families across all branches of the Armed Services."
In March, Senator Tillis toured homes on Fort Bragg with then-Secretary of the Army Mark Esper and participated in a listening session with military families.
- Contact: Daniel Keylin