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 his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group 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.