January 13, 2021

Duckworth Meets with Secretary-Designate Lloyd Austin


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today held a virtual meeting with Lloyd Austin, President-elect Biden’s nominee to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). If confirmed, Secretary-Designate Austin would be the first Black Defense Secretary in our nation’s history.

“Secretary-Designate Austin is a crisis-tested leader who served honorably and faithfully for more than 50 years, breaking barriers and commanding troops with integrity and compassion the entire way. I’m glad Secretary-Designate Austin and I had the opportunity to discuss his views on some of the most important issues facing DOD, such as the importance of investing in the emerging Indo-Pacific region, modernizing our logistics infrastructure and improving diversity and inclusion throughout the Department. I look forward to hearing his testimony at his upcoming Committee Hearing.”