#OpenlyBlack Day 19: Retired four-star Army general, and Secretary of Defense, @LloydAustin . As the first Black Sec. of Defense, Lloyd Austin has worked to restore order to the Pentagon’s policy making process and fight for the use of civilian voices in that process.
The Senate confirms retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as the country's first Black Pentagon chief.
Retired U.S. Army Gen. Lloyd Austin took over as the first Black Pentagon chief shortly after being confirmed 93-2 by the Senate.
Lloyd J. Austin, an Auburn alumnus who was born in Mobile, Alabama, was sworn in today by VP Kamala Harris. Austin, a retired four-star Army general, is the nation's first Black secretary of defense. He won Senate confirmation last week: 📸 @SenKamalaHarris
Biden selects retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as defense secretary, a source familiar says. He'd be the first Black man to lead the Pentagon.
"I'm all in favor of including more black and brown faces. I just don't understand why we have to include the arms industry." My mini-rant on Biden's pick for SecDef, Lloyd Austin, a board member at Raytheon, which makes $$$ out of Saudi & the Yemen war: