Carson confirmed as general counsel of the Army
BY JIM MYERS World Washington Bureau
Sunday, December 18, 2011
12/18/11 at 5:32 AM
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate on Saturday confirmed the nomination of former Rep. Brad Carson to become the next general counsel of the Army.
The Oklahoma Democrat's nomination was approved along with several others by unanimous consent.
Carson was nominated by President Barack Obama for the Army position in September.
He served in Congress from 2001 to 2005.
After losing a campaign for the U.S. Senate in 2004, he joined a Navy Reserve Unit and served in Iraq with the Army on active military duty.
Carson's nomination for the Army post was endorsed by Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Original Print Headline: Carson next Army counsel
Brad Carson: The former U.S. representative was confirmed by the Senate.