Trump taps Sean Spicer to join Naval Academy board of visitors

Trump taps Sean Spicer to join Naval Academy board of visitors
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President TrumpDonald TrumpOhio Republican who voted to impeach Trump says he won't seek reelection Youngkin breaks with Trump on whether Democrats will cheat in the Virginia governor's race Trump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race MORE plans to appoint former White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerPsaki defends move to oust Trump appointees from military academy boards Defense & National Security: The post-airlift evacuation struggle Conway and Spicer fire back at White House over board resignation requests MORE to the Naval Academy's Board of Visitors, the White House announced Wednesday.

Spicer is one of three individuals Trump intends to name to the board, which monitors the academics, morale and finances of the Naval Academy.

Spicer, a Navy Reserve officer, served as Trump's press secretary for roughly six months before resigning in July 2017. Prior to that, he worked as communications director for the Republican National Committee.


Trump also intends to appoint David Urban, who worked on the president's 2016 campaign and appears as a contributor on CNN, as well as retired Army officer Guy C. Swan III.

All three men will serve terms that expire at the end of 2021.

Spicer, who served as White House press secretary during former White House chief of staff Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusWisconsin GOP quietly prepares Ron Johnson backup plans Ex-Sen. Cory Gardner joins lobbying firm Democrats claim vindication, GOP cries witch hunt as McGahn finally testifies MORE's tenure in the administration, offered his thanks to Trump on Twitter.

The board of visitors is a 15-member group made up of various political appointees. The president chooses six members, the vice president chooses three, the Speaker chooses four, and the Senate and House Armed Services committees each choose one.