Ryan D. McCarthy
is an American politician, business executive and former United States Army Ranger serving as the 24th and current United States Secretary of the Army. In June 2017, President Donald Trump nominated him to become the United States Under Secretary of the Army. He was confirmed as United States Under Secretary of the Army by the United States Senate on August 1, 2017, by voice vote. From August 3 to November 20, 2017, he served as acting secretary of the Army. From June 24, 2019 to July 15, 2019, while secretary of the Army Mark Esper was acting secretary of Defense, McCarthy assumed performing duties as secretary of the Army. The President nominated McCarthy to become the Secretary of the Army on June 21, 2019. He was confirmed on September 26, 2019 and was sworn in on September 30, 2019 as Secretary of the Army.