Miller’s other three appointees are former Acting General Counsel Earl Matthews (Earl Matthews), Acting Assistant Secretary of Legislative Affairs for Defense Affairs Ann G. Johnston and White House Officer Sean McLean (Sean McLean).
The remaining four members of the eight-person team must still be appointed by the chairmen and senior members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committee. Senator Jim Inhof (R. Okla) and Jack Reed (DR.I.) and sales representatives Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and Mike Rogers (D-Wash.) ) (R-Ala.) Each will appoint an expert.
The team is part of the mission stipulated by the Pentagon’s National Defense Authorization Act. The Department of Defense will rename 1
Although both the House of Representatives and the Senate support the elimination of racist artifacts during a year of racial turmoil, Trump still opposes this effort. After months of threats, the president vetoed the national defense bill, among other things, because he opposed renaming the base, which he compared to rewriting American history. The lawmakers vetoed Trump’s veto power.
The legislation requires the removal of the names, symbols, monuments and other honors of the Allied powers from military property (including bases, buildings, streets, ships, aircraft, weapons and equipment) within three years. The bill exempts the League from scrutiny for serious markings.
The committee is responsible for developing standards for identifying Confederate monuments and providing recommended procedures for renaming the property and gathering opinions from the local community.
The group did not explicitly propose the task of naming the base, although it can do so or obey the Secretary of the Army or the Secretary of Defense.
The final report should be submitted by October 1, 2022, outlining the properties that must be deleted or renamed, and the Pentagon will implement the plan by early 2024.