OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former U.S. Representative Brad Carson is expected to be nominated for U.S. Army Under Secretary.
The Oklahoman reports that President Barack Obama announced Thursday that he intends to nominate Carson, currently the Army's top lawyer.
Carson, a Democrat, served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2000 to 2005. He represented Oklahoma's 2nd District. From 2009 to 2010, he was Chief Executive Office of Cherokee Nation Businesses. He was the director of the National Energy Policy Institute at the University of Tulsa from 2010 to 2012.
Carson has been deployed to Iraq, as a United State Navy officer embedded with the Army's 84th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion.
He was named General Counsel of the Army in 2012.