Trump to appoint Lockheed Martin executive to top Pentagon policy job

Trump to appoint Lockheed Martin executive to top Pentagon policy job
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Veterans group backs lawsuits to halt Trump's use of military funding for border wall Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails MORE plans to name John Rood, a Lockheed Martin executive and former State Department official, to the Pentagon's top policy post. 

Rood, a 20-year veteran of various roles in the federal government, previously served as acting undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security and assistant secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation under the George W. Bush administration. 

He also served on Bush's National Security Council as a special assistant to the president.

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The Trump administration appointment isn't Rood's first at the Pentagon. He served as deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Forces Policy from 2003 to 2005. 

Rood is currently the senior vice president of defense contractor Lockheed Martin International.