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 TrumpBiden leads Trump by 36 points nationally among Latinos: poll Trump dismisses climate change role in fires, says Newsom needs to manage forest better Jimmy Kimmel hits Trump for rallies while hosting Emmy Awards MORE plans to appoint former White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerKellyanne Conway to leave White House at end of month Pro-Trump duo Diamond and Silk launch new program on Newsmax TV The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Supreme Court's unanimous decision on the Electoral College 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 PriebusLeaked audio shows Trump touted low Black voter turnout in 2016: report Meadows joins White House facing reelection challenges Trump names Mark Meadows as new chief of staff 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.