U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has selected former acting Air Force Secretary Eric Fanning as his Chief of Staff, and the first openly gay man to hold the post.

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has selected former acting Air Force Secretary Eric Fanning as his Chief of Staff, and the first openly gay man to hold the post.

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Eric Fanning, First Openly Gay Army Secretary, Embraces 'Incredible Honor’

Obama to nominate first openly gay service secretary to lead the Army

Obama to nominate first openly gay service secretary to lead the Army

President Barack Obama on Friday nominated Eric K. Fanning to be secretary of the Army, which could make him the first openly gay secretary of a U.

First openly gay Army Secretary Eric Fanning is stepping aisde

President Barack Obama is nominating longtime Pentagon official Eric Fanning to be the Army's new secretary. If confirmed, Fanning, a civilian, would be the nation's first openly gay leader of a military service.

In a surprisingly progressive and productive move, Congress has actually approved President Obama's nomination of Eric Fanning for the role of the next Secretary of the Army. He is the first openly gay person to lead a branch of the US Military and the highest-ranking openly gay official ever at the Pentagon.

Eric Fanning Confirmed as Secretary of the Army

The confirmation makes Eric K. Fanning the highest-ranking openly gay official ever at the Pentagon.

Watch the Confirmation Hearing for Eric Fanning, Who Would Be the First Openly Gay Army Secretary: VIDEO

Yesterday, after months-long delay, the Senate Armed Services Committee held the confirmation hearing for Eric Fanning. You can watch the full hearing below.

2016 US MILITARY: Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning, Wikipedia

After a long delay of nearly eight months, the U. Senate confirmed on Tuesday Eric Fanning as the first-ever openly gay Army secretary.

WATCH: In Confirmation Hearing, No One Asked Eric Fanning About Being Gay

While it would be a milestone for an out man to lead the Army, it wasn't a big deal during his confirmation hearing.

Obama to nominate first openly gay service secretary to lead the Army - The Washington Post

Obama to nominate first openly gay service secretary to lead the Army

Eric Fanning has been a specialist on defense and national security issues for more than 25 years. Source: Obama to nominate first openly gay service secretary to lead the Army - The Washington Post

Elle Fanning & Nat Wolff & Eric Summer & Eric Warin -Leap!

Elle Fanning & Nat Wolff & Eric Summer & Eric Warin -Leap

Elle Fanning & Nat Wolff & Eric Summer & Eric Warin -Leap!

3/24/2016 US MILITARY: Eric Fanning, Secretary of the Army

Obama names open homosexual to be Secretary of U.S. Army

Gay Secretary Of The Air Force Praises ‘Gay Pride' Events In Afghanistan Where Homosexuality Is Illegal

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody, left, Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III speak to The Doolittle Raiders after their final toast at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Nov. 09, 2013 in Dayton, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photo/Desiree N. Palacios)

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody, left, Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III speak to The Doolittle Raiders after their final toast at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Nov. 09, 2013 in Dayton, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photo/Desiree N. Palacios)

Senate Sets Confirmation Hearing for Gay Army Secretary Nominee Eric Fanning

Openly Gay Nominee for Army Secretary Steps Aside After GOP Holds Up Nomination

Obama to Nominate Eric Fanning for Army, Would Be 1st Openly Gay Service Chief - NBC News

Obama to Nominate Eric Fanning for Army, Would Be 1st Openly Gay Service Chief

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday announced plans to nominate Eric Fanning to lead the U. Army, making him the first openly gay secretary of one of the military branches. The Washington

Obama Raises The Rainbow Flag Over The United States Army With New Nomination | Now the End Begins -- President Obama, in a historic first for the Pentagon, has chosen to nominate Eric Fanning to lead the Army, a move that would make him the first openly gay civilian secretary of one of the military services. [...] 09/18

President Obama, in a historic first for the Pentagon, has chosen to nominate Eric Fanning to lead the Army, a move that would make him the first openly gay civilian secretary of one of the military services.

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