Thursday, December 22, 2016

Vincent Viola Named Secretary of the Army - Trump's Parade of Unqualifieds Continues

A Race to the Bottom for Staffing Government

The new Secretary of the Army was announced and it is this guy.

WASHINGTON — Billionaire Florida hockey team owner Vincent Viola is known more for his business success and sports deals than his military acumen. But the 1977 West Point graduate, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Army secretary, has maintained his service ties since leaving active duty.
Well let's see.  He went to West Point and was in the Army.  So were a lot of people far more qualified than this man to be Army Secretary.  So why him?

While he has steadily built a financial empire — listed 374th on Forbes Magazine's top 400 with a net worth of $1.8 billion — he also has poured money and time into the military academy. Viola was a key donor for the creation of West Point's Combating Terrorism Center and has supported cadet programs.
And as owner of the National Hockey League's Florida Panthers, he has sent the team to West Point for training, and there are several West Point graduates and military veterans working in the front office.
Oh right, he's a billionaire and owns a sports team.  Yep that qualifies him alright.  At least he has heard of the Army.

In a statement Monday, President-elect Donald Trump praised Viola, whose father came to the U.S. from Italy, as "living proof of the American dream" and someone who has "long been engaged with national security issues."

What national security issues?  Well he made a lot of money in finance  Qualifications enough for a clueless President elect.

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