With Viola out, new service secretaries could take months
In the News
February 06, 2017
Even before President Trump’s nominee to lead the Army abruptly withdrew his name from consideration late Friday over business entanglements, it would have taken months before the Pentagon’s top jobs would be filled. If history is a guide, the exit of Vincent Viola, founder of digital stock trading firm Virtu Financial and owner of the National Hockey League’s Florida Panthers, set back a process that would have already extended into April or beyond, insiders told Defense News.