The Pentagons No. 2 policy official will resign on Friday, adding to a list of vacancies in the buildings top leadership roles.
Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy David Trachtenberg is retiring, with a replacement to be named at a later time, Pentagon spokesperson Lt. Col. Carla Gleason confirmed to The Hill.
Defense News first reported his departure.
Trachtenberg has been in role since October 2017 and was confirmed in a 70-17 Senate vote.
Before that, he was the president and CEO of Shortwaver, a national security consultancy, and also worked in the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill. He served as a principal deputy assistant secretary of Defense for international security policy and was a staff member with the House Armed Services Committee.
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