June 2nd, 2009
10:15 AM ET
12 years ago

WH official: Obama to nominate new Army Secretary

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/06/02/art.mchugh.gi.jpg caption="McHugh will join the Obama administration, an official tells CNN."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama will announce Tuesday at mid-morning that he is nominating U.S. Rep. John M. McHugh, R-New York, to be secretary of the Army, a White House official told CNN.

McHugh is a nine-term Congressman from New York's 23rd Congressional district, which is located in the northernmost portion of the state, along the Canadian border.

He is the ranking Republican on the House Armed Services Committee.

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