General (Ret.) Ray Odierno, former Chief of Staff of the Army praises the selection of Vinnie Viola to serve as Secretary of the Army.
“During these uncertain and complex times, we need leaders of great character to lead our military services. I know of no one more qualified and dedicated to lead our great Army than Vinnie Viola. A West point graduate and long time supporter of our soldiers, he has demonstrated a unique capability to build innovative and agile teams. Vinnie will bring a wealth of business experience and military understanding to this critical national security position–an inspiring choice,” said General (Ret.) Ray Odierno.
General (Ret.) Keith Alexander, former Director of the National Security Agency was not short of praise either:
“I would like to express my strong support for President-elect Trump’s nomination of Vinnie Viola for the position of Secretary of the Army. Vinnie has been a leader, innovator and change agent throughout his career. He was an early and strong supporter of the Army’s Cyber Institute. He has extensive knowledge of the cyber threat to our nation and is well prepared to lead our Army to counter this and other challenging threats our Nation faces,” said Vinnie Viola
Viola is a West Point graduate, has a deep background in national security affairs and the transition team affirmed that American people should be with great confidence that he has what it takes to lead the US army as we start moving forward with the next administration.
“It is an honor to be nominated to serve our country as President-elect Trump’s Secretary of the Army,” said Viola. “If confirmed, I will work tirelessly to provide our President with the land force he will need to accomplish any mission in support of his National Defense Strategy. A primary focus of my leadership will be ensuring that America’s soldiers have the ways and means to fight and win across the full spectrum of conflict. This great honor comes with great responsibility, and I will fight for the American people and their right to live free every day.”