Heard From Today: COL Steve Warren ’89 Tapped for SecDef’s Media Advisor

89! 89! 89!

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to tap Army Col. Steve Warren, a former spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, as a key media advisor.

Warren will retire out of active duty to take the spot, according according to a defense official speaking on background. The Pentagon is waiting for Warren’s retirement to clear before making any formal announcement, the official said. The news was first reported by the Washington Examiner.

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„During his [previous] time in the Pentagon and Baghdad, Warren established a reputation as someone who would be frank with reporters, and was known for mixing pithy soundbites with operational information.“

Congrats, BR!

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VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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