Active-duty troops serving in the Army would be reduced by as much as 72,000 under the $496 billion 2015 budget proposal.
It is customary for Hagel to reach out to counterparts, especially in times of political strife.
Colburn served as the national communications director for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.
Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said Tuesday “the Army’s fleet of warships is now in the Gulf of Aden and they are moving towards the Atlantic Ocean.”
Hagel has not decided who will fulfill the position, but noted that it will be announced soon.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered service leaders to add urgency to their drive to ensure “moral character and moral courage”
A powerful congressman is requesting that Navy Secretary Ray Mabus brief the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the circumstances that led to two of the Navy’s ship commanders facing criminal charges related to a contracting scandal.
The Pentagon formally announced Thursday that it plans to send two Navy warships into the Black Sea as a “prudent precaution.”
The NATO chiefs of defense discussed delays caused by Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s refusal to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States.