Five Top Pentagon Officials Have Resigned In The Past Seven Days
A total of five officials from the Pentagon have left or announced their departures in the past seven days, according to The Hill.
Ambassador Tina Kaidanow, Defense Department’s senior adviser for international cooperation, became the fifth official to leave the department, resigning her post on December 16.
The other Pentagon officials to leave include: top Asia policy official Randall Schriver; top official in charge of personnel and readiness Jimmy Stewart; Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency leader Steven Walker; and Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Kari Bingen.
Some have already left the Pentagon while others have announced their departures in the near future.
The Hill reported that Kaidanow served under the Pentagon’s acquisition and sustainment office, focusing on “the development and implementation of international cooperative programs” to bring “cooperation with U.S. allies on research, development, production and support of weapons systems and related equipment.”
Prior to this post, Kaidanow was the principal deputy assistant secretary of the State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
The Pentagon confirmed Kiadanow’s departure with a statement, reading: “We appreciate her service to the department and wish her continued success. ... The department remains committed to the development and implementation of international cooperative programs and defense exportability efforts to foster cooperation with U.S. allies on research, development, production and support of weapons systems and related equipment. The department will not provide anything further on this personnel matter.”