Lloyd James Austin

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Biden picks retired Army General Lloyd Austin to be his defense secretary
Biden picks retired Army General Lloyd Austin to be his defense secretary
Credit: English: Senior Airman Perry Aston, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

President-elect Joe Biden has selected retired Army General Lloyd Austin to be his secretary of defense, according to various sources of CBS News. Austin is the former commander of US Central Command and would be the first Black man to lead the Department of Defense.