Another Georgian tapped for Trump administration job
Another Georgian is now slated to work in President Trump's administration.
On Tuesday, the White House announced that Trump will nominate Marietta native Robert R. Hood to become an Assistant Secretary of Defense, Legislative Affairs. The appointment will mean Hood will exit his prior position as Vice President for Government Affairs for engineering company CH2M.
Hood comes to the table with extensive D.C. experience. According to the White House, he previously served in the Bush White House as a Special Assistant to the President in the Office of Legislative Affairs. During his time, he oversaw coordination with the Senate, including the Armed Services, Homeland Security, Foreign Relations, and Intelligence Committees.
Hood served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs and as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Budget and Appropriations Affairs. He also served as the Director of Congressional Affairs at the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy, where he received the NNSA Gold Medal for Distinguished Service. Additionally, Hood began his career working for former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.