Billionaire Vincent viola, nominated by the President of the United States Donald trump for the post of Secretary of the army, refused the appointment. About it writes USA Today.
According to the publication, the fact that the viola will not be able to combine work in the Ministry with the conduct of a business. Pentagon chief James Mattis have expressed frustration with the failure of the entrepreneur to the destination, but noted that “understands and respects his decision”. The defense Minister also added that in the near future, recommends that the head of state a new candidate.
He viola in his statement, which was published by the Military Times, said that he appreciates the confidence of the President and will continue to provide him and his administration “their unwavering support”.
Department of the Army USA is part of the Ministry of defence. The Minister responsible for human resources, personnel, condition of reserve, buildings and structures, weapons systems and equipment, as well as communication and financial management. His candidacy nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The Cabinet is not included and is subject only to the Minister of defence. The position is civil.
The 60-year Vincent viola — billionaire and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is the founder and Chairman of trading company Virtu Financial, also owns the club of the National hockey League “Florida Panthers”. Forbes magazine estimates his fortune at two billion dollars.