Levin Statement on Hagel Nomination for Secretary of Defense

Monday, January 7, 2013

WASHINGTON – Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., made the following statement regarding President Obama’s nomination of former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel to serve as secretary of defense: 

“Senator Hagel is well qualified to serve as secretary of defense with his broad experience in national security affairs. He was a decorated soldier and an effective member of the Senate, and he is a strong advocate for the men and women of our military. The Armed Services Committee will give prompt and careful consideration to Senator Hagel’s nomination for this critical position.”