SPONSORED:

Trump taps retired general, Fox commentator for key Pentagon position: report

Trump taps retired general, Fox commentator for key Pentagon position: report
© Greg Nash

President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: McConnell 'helpless' to stop Biden from packing court Romney on NRSC awarding Trump: Not 'my preference' McConnell sidesteps Trump calling him 'dumb son of a b----' MORE will nominate Anthony Tata, a retired Army brigadier general and frequent Fox News guest, to a top Defense Department job, according to Bloomberg News

Tata, who has also authored several novels, will reportedly be tapped to be undersecretary of Defense for policy and replace John Rood, who was dismissed in February.

Tata has served in a number of roles since he left the military in 2009, including secretary of North Carolina’s Transportation Department, the CEO of the District of Columbia Public Schools and the superintendent of Wake County public schools in North Carolina.

Rood drew headlines last year when he told Congress that Ukraine was eligible to receive $250 million in security assistance that was temporarily blocked by the Trump administration. The withholding of the aid was at the center of the impeachment investigation into President Trump.

The Defense Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.