The Senate Armed Services Committee will consider Robert Work’s nomination next week to be deputy Defense secretary. There’s just one problem: Work hasn’t officially been nominated yet.
The choice of Work to fill the No. 2 spot in the Pentagon isn’t a surprise. News broke earlier this week that Work, who currently serves as the chief executive at the Center for a New American Security, would be nominated and the announcement is considered eminent.
Work will have his confirmation hearing Thursday, according to a release from the committee. If confirmed he would replace Acting Deputy Secretary Christine Fox, who stepped into the role in December.
When asked about the committee making an announcement before the White House, a staffer for Chairman Carl Levin said they were trying to sort things out.