Ken Kraetzer of Sons of the American Legion Radio talks with Patrick Murphy, the Acting Secretary of the US Army.
The Acting Secretary of the United States Army Patrick Murphy Discusses the "Soldier for Life" with Ken Kraetzer, John Chuhran and Jack McGuirk of Sons of the American Legion Radio. This interview aired on WVOX New Rochelle, NY on April 11, 2016.
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Mr. Patrick J. Murphy was appointed Acting Secretary of the Army by President Obama on Jan. 7, 2016. As Secretary of the Army, he has statutory responsibility for all matters relating to the United States Army: manpower, personnel, reserve affairs, installations, environmental issues, weapons systems and equipment acquisition, communication, and financial management which includes 1.3 million personnel and a budget of approximately $144 billion.
From 2007-2011, Mr. Murphy served two terms in the U.S. Congress, representing the 8th District of Pennsylvania. He co-authored several initiatives including the 21st Century GI Bill, the Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and Hire Our Heroes.
Mr. Murphy, served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps as a prosecutor and as an assistant professor in the Dept. of Law at the U.S. Military Academy. Following 9/11, He served two overseas deployments Bosnia in 2002 and Baghdad, Iraq in 2003-04.
Mr. Murphy is a graduate of King’s College, the University of Scranton ROTC program, and the Widener University School of Law.