Washington, D.C. – Richard V. Spencer was sworn in as the 76th secretary of the Navy on August, 3. President Donald Trump nominated Spencer for Navy secretary in June. The Senate confirmed Spencer earlier this week along with several other Defense Department nominees.

The ceremony was conducted at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. by William O’Donnell, Department of the Navy administrative assistant.

Spencer and his wife have lived south of Wilson, Wyoming full-time since 2009.

Spencer served in the United States Marine Corps as an H-46 pilot from 1976 to 1981, and also served on the Pentagon’s Defense Business Board from 2009 to 2015. He previously was an adviser to the chief of naval operations.

He also worked in the private finance sector where he was the president of Crossroads Investment Management LLC, chief financial officer at Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. and the managing director of Fall Creek Management, LLC.

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