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  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, introduced the Honorable Robert McMahon, of Warner Robins, Georgia, nominee to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment, in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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Transcript:

“It is my high honor to introduce a friend of mine, the Honorable Robert (Bob) McMahon, to serve as the first Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment. Assistant Secretary McMahon has honorably served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness since November of last year, and if confirmed, will soon be taking on an expanded role.

“General McMahon brings to the table 39 years of proven leadership while in uniform, in business, and in nonprofit service to his country and his community, which happens to be my hometown of Warner Robins, Georgia. I have known the General for a number of years, and he has distinguished himself as a true servant leader and pillar of support for the local base, our community, and the entire military.

“Before retiring from the Air Force, General McMahon served as Commander of Warner Robins Air Logistics Center. His time in the Air Force shows a track record of proven leadership and mission-impacting success. For the past nine months, he has been in charge of logistics and materiel readiness, and served as the principal logistics officer for the Department of Defense.

“Due to a reorganization of his role, he will now serve, if confirmed, as the principal advisor on all sustainment issues for the DOD. Strong leadership is needed in this role as we face a significant readiness crisis, aging facilities in need of modernization, and operations across the globe requiring logistics and strategic sustainment in a world of forward deployment.

“General McMahon is ready to tackle this challenge, and I have confidence he will work to reshape the Pentagon’s policies to ensure that our war fighters are properly supplied and have their equipment and materiel reliably available and maintained. Given his passion for the military, his service to his country, and his patriotism, I know that General McMahon will continue to serve the Department and the nation well, and I look forward to confirming him for this expanded responsibility.”