Today Congressman Mike Turner released the following statement on the confirmation of General (Ret.) Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense:

“Congratulations to General (Ret.) Lloyd Austin on his confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Defense. Safeguarding our national security and the future of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base remain my top priorities,” said Turner. “With that in mind, I look forward to continuing my work with the Department of Defense under Secretary Austin’s leadership and welcoming him to our community and NASIC.”

Congressman Turner is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces. He is also a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. 

With over 30,000 employees, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is the largest single site employer in Ohio.