President Trump continues to break new ground, bringing merit-based leadership in his cabinet.
With the recent shake-up at the State Department and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Trump has promoted CIA deputy director Gina Haspel, to replace outgoing director Mike Pompeo who landed top spot at the State Department in the recent shakeups.
From the Washington Post:
“Gina Haspel, the Deputy Director of the CIA, will be nominated to replace Director Pompeo and she will be the CIA’s first-ever female director, a historic milestone. Mike and Gina have worked together for more than a year, and have developed a great mutual respect.”
It sounds like Ms. Haspel is eager to prove Trump right in promoting her.
Haspel in a statement also said she was excited for her promotion.
“After 30 years as an officer of the Central Intelligence Agency, it has been my honor to serve as its Deputy Director alongside Mike Pompeo for the past year,” she said. “I am grateful to President Trump for the opportunity, and humbled by his confidence in me, to be nominated to be the next Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.”
Trump announced the cabinet shake-up, and Haspel’s, promotion via social media engine Twitter.
Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2018