The President of the United States, Donald trump intends to nominate the first Vice-President of Boeing Patrick Shanahan for the post of Deputy head of the Pentagon, the statement of the US White house released on Thursday.
The document notes that previously, Shanahan was Vice President and General Manager of Boeing Missile Defense Systems, as well as Vice President and General Manager of Rotorcraft Systems in Philadelphia, where he oversaw the production of military aircraft for the U.S. forces. The post of first Vice-President of Boeing, he took in April 2016.
If the U.S. Senate approves his candidacy, Shanahan will replace on a post of the Deputy head of the Pentagon Robert Wark.
The Pentagon is currently headed by General James Mattis.