The U.S. Senate has confirmed former Robins Air Force Base commander Robert McMahon as an assistant secretary of defense.
McMahon was approved Thursday by the full Senate on a voice vote, according to its website.. The Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday approved his nomination and sent it to the full Senate.
In September, President Trump nominated him as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness.
Last week, McMahon testified at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, headed by John McCain, and answered questions.
According to a copy of McMahon's remarks online, he testified that "16 years of continuous combat operations has taken a toll on our equipment."
That, combined with aging military systems, he said, requires us to be more aggressive and innovative in our effort to reset the force.
McMahon is a former Commander of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center.
His long resume also includes time as president and CEO of the 21st Century Partnership and as a C-17 program director at Boeing. He's currently President of Fickling Management Services in Macon.