Senate Committee on Armed Services Nominations Hearing: “Camarillo, Hunter, Jacobson, Wagner” - October 6, 2021
On Tuesday, Oct. 5, the Senate Committee on Armed Services held a hearing to review nominees for the positions of Under Secretary of the Army; Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy, Installations, and the Environment; Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Research Affairs; and Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics. Members’ questions focused on balancing readiness and modernization, investing in energy resilience, cultural reform within the armed services, establishing better housing conditions for service members, and combatting climate change. In addition, Mr. Hunter and Mr. Camarillo highlighted that modernization of military weapons technology, such as long-range hypersonic weapons, is critical to counter advances China and Russia are making in military technology. All committee members expressed general support for the nominees.
• The Honorable Gabriel Camarillo – Nominee to be Under Secretary of the Army
• Ms. Rachel Jacobson – Nominee to be Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy, Installations, and Environment
• Mr. Alex Wagner – Nominee to be Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs
• Mr. Andrew Hunter – Nominee to be Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics
Members in Attendance
Chairman Jack Reed (D-RI), Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Sen. Angus King (I-ME), Sen. Gary C. Peters (D-MI), Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-WV), Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Ranking Member Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE), Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD), Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO).