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 TrumpChasten Buttigieg: 'I've been dealing with the likes of Rush Limbaugh my entire life' Lawmakers paint different pictures of Trump's 'opportunity zone' program We must not turn our heads from the effects of traumatic brain injuries MORE plans to appoint former White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerPress: It's time to bring back White House briefings Rapid turnover shapes Trump's government Pelosi gets under Trump's skin on impeachment 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 PriebusMick Mulvaney's job security looks strong following impeachment CNN's Harwood on Trump acquittal speech: 'This is somebody in deep psychological distress' Reince Priebus joins CBS News as political analyst 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.