Tuberville Statement on Gen. Austin as Secretary of Defense

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) released the following statement after he voted to confirm Ret. General Lloyd Austin as the Secretary of Defense:

“Retired General Lloyd Austin is a son of the great state of Alabama – born in Mobile and an Auburn University alumnus and Trustee – who understands the critical role our state’s five military bases play in supporting America’s armed forces. General Austin’s decades of service make him well-positioned to lead the Department of Defense and confront the threats facing our country.  I look forward to working with him for the benefit of Alabamians, Americans, and all of our men and women in uniform to advance the safety and security of our great nation.”