Homeland Security official tapped as new Pentagon communications chief

Defense News: Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has selected Jonathan Rath Hoffman, currently at the Department of Homeland Security, as the Pentagon’s new assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, Defense News has learned.

In that role, Hoffman will serve as a top communications director and adviser for Shanahan, although it is unclear if Hoffman will also hold briefings as the Pentagon spokesman.

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