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 John TrumpJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency White House fires DHS general counsel: report Trump to cap California trip with visit to the border MORE plans to appoint former White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerSpicer on 'Dancing with the Stars': 'Those of us who stand for #Christ won't be discounted' Spicer makes debut on 'Dancing With the Stars' to Spice Girls song Merriam-Webster: A 200-year-old dictionary offers hot political takes on Twitter 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 PriebusPoliticon announces lineup including Comey, Hannity, Priebus Sunday shows - White House stresses Trump's determination in China trade fight as GOP challenger emerges Priebus: Left's 'wacko ideas' are opportunity for Republicans in 2020 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.