President Biden said he was planning on Friday the nomination of Carlos Del Toro as Navy Secretary.
Del Toro is a veteran and retired commander in the U.S. Navy for 22 years and has over forty years of expertise in national security and naval operations, claimed the White House in a declaration.
He was born in Havana, Cuba, and was the second Latino to serve in the Senate, Politico said.
Del Toro also served as a white house fellow in the Obama administration’s management and budget office.
Last month Christine Wormuth was approved by the Senate as the first woman to become secretary of the Army.
On Thursday, according to Politico, the Senate Armed Services Committee confirmed the appointment of Frank Kendall, Biden’s pick as Air Force Secretary.
For the past 17 years, Del Toro has been CEO and Chairman of SBG Technology Solutions. According to the White House, the business supports Naval Defense projects, including shipbuilding, artificial intelligence, cyber safety, procurement programs, space systems, healthcare, and training.
For the last 17 years, Carlos Del Toro has been CEO and Chief Executive Officer of SBG Technology Solutions, which supports naval defense programs.
Del Toro was praised by Virginia’s two US senators, both Democrats.
“For 20 years I’ve known and couldn’t imagine a finer selection to be the Secretary of the Navy,” tweeted U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. Friday.
“His patriotic Navy service and his successful enterprise career make him the ideal option in such crucial times to lead the Navy.”
Written by Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va “My buddy Carlos Del Toro is making an outstanding Secretary @USNavy. No one is more prepared or more prepared, and I know that he will be proud of our nation.”