Governor-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Wednesday her intentions to nominate Brigadier General John Stubbs as Secretary of War, Deputy Secretary of the Arkansas National Guard, and Maj. Gen. Kendall Penn as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
“I am appointing two distinguished individuals who have decades of military experience and will lead with honor and integrity. As Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs,” Sanders said. “BG Stubbs’ extensive Army National Guard experience confirms that Arkansas and our nation are ready to serve, and that he will clearly lead the Department of Defense as a lieutenant general to ensure our airmen and soldiers are ready. Maj. Gen. Penn has done a great job leading our Department of Defense, so I am asking him to continue and take over the key role of Secretary of Veterans Affairs. and ensure that the brave and selfless men and women who have served in uniform for our country are always cared for and supported.”