According to Jonah Bennett of The Daily Caller, Mark Green calls himself a “conservative Christian, veteran, father, husband and businessman.” Bennett writes:
The White House announced Friday that Trump has picked Green, a former Army officer from West Point, for the position, USA Today reports.
Green is a favorite among many Tea Party Republicans and currently serves as a state senator in Tennessee. He’s also filed paperwork for the gubernatorial race in 2018 in that state, but should he be confirmed to secretary of the Army by the Senate, he’ll have to abandon those plans.
As a former Army lieutenant colonel, Green has seen a lot of action, having served as a special operations flight surgeon. He was the first to interrogate Saddam Hussein after his capture in 2003.