Patrick Shanahan

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Full Name Patrick Shanahan
Age 58 Years Old
Nick Name Shanahan
Gender Male
Famous As American Government Official
Birth Date June 27th, 1962
Birth Place Aberdeen, Washington

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An American government official who has served as Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense since 1st January 2019 is named for Patrick Shanahan. President Donald Trump appointed him the role after the resignation of Retired General James N. Mattis. He served as Deputy Secretary of Defense from 2017 to 2019. The White House announced on 9th May 2019, that Trump intended to nominate Shanahan as the Secretary of Defense. That decision was reversed on 18th June 2019 when he was withdrawing and Trump announced that he would be making Mark Esper the acting U.S. Secretary of Defense. Overall, he is a very talented person.  

The White House is allowing personal scandals to become national embarrassments

At a high-level international conference in Singapore, the top U.S. national security officials in attendance were acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan and Andrea Thompson, the undersecretary of state for arms control and international security affairs. Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to be the permanent defense secretary and has resigned because of family issues, while Thompson faces serious questions about personal and family dealings that she withheld from her superiors and Congress. Shanahan resigned after he failed to quash a years-old story about family troubles. My Post colleagues reported they had been engaging Shanahan about the story since January, months before he was nominated to lead the Pentagon. Perhaps because he already passed through one Senate confirmation, he thought he could survive another. But he was wrong. Shanahan and Thompson are not the first Trump administration officials to face controversy because of lapses in vetting and disclosure.

What is the full name of Patrick?

Patrick Michael Shanahan is his full name.

How old is Patrick?

Patrick celebrated his 56th birthday on 27 June as of 2018. 

Where was Patrick born?

On 27th July 1962, Patrick Shanahan was born in Aberdeen, Washington, the USA. His nationality is American and his horoscope sign is Leo. He was born to Michael Shanahan, his father and Jo-Ann Shanahan, his mother. He also has a brother named Matthew Shanahan and Raymond Shanahan. As per his education, he attended B.S (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Washington. He also completed his master's in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Moreover, he also completed his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. His ethnicity is White and his religion is Christian.

How tall is Patrick?

Patrick is 1.73 m or 5 ft 8 in or 173 cm tall with a balanced body of 70 Kg or 154 lbs. His body measurement is 40-32-33 in. He has black eye color and dark brown hair color.  

What is the net worth of Patrick?

The net worth of Patrick is estimated to have $6 Million as of 2019. His earnings are under review. Overall, he is satisfied with his earnings. 

Who is Patrick's wife?

Patrick's marital status is divorced and he is a married person. He was married to Kim Shanahan. He also has 3 kids. As of today, he is assumed to be single. 

What makes Patrick famous?

  • Patrick involved in Computer Services and the Boeing 777 program by joining Boeing in 1986. 
  • Later, he held management roles with respect to the Boeing Missile Defense Systems, as well as 737, 747, 767, 777, and 787 commercial airline programs.
  • He also played a major role spearheading the recovery of Boeing's 787 programs and was known there as "Mr. Fix-it" from as early as 2008.
  • He served Boeing Commercial Airplanes as vice president and general manager of the Boeing 757 program. 
  • He also held leadership positions on the Boeing 767 program and in the fabrication division.
  • He then served as vice president and general manager for Boeing Rotorcraft Systems in Philadelphia.
  • He also served as vice president and general manager of Boeing Missile Defense Systems, starting in December 2004 overseeing the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, Airborne Laser and Advanced Tactical Laser programs. 
  • He next served as senior vice president of Airplane Programs at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, beginning in December 2008. 
  • He became senior vice president, Supply Chain & Operations, for Boeing in April 2016. 
  • He was also the member of the Boeing Executive Council.
  • President Trump announced his intent to nominate Shanahan as the 33rd Deputy Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon's second-highest civilian position on 16th March 2017. 
  • Trump nominated Shanahan to lead plans to increase the size of the military.
  • On 20th June 2017, his Senate confirmation hearing took place in which Senator John McCain, a proponent of providing arms to Ukraine, threatened to block Shanahan's nomination over his response in a written statement about whether or not the U.S. should provide such weapons to Ukraine in which Shanahan said he did not have access to classified military information in order to make a decision on the matter.
  • He visited the US-Mexico Border on 23rd February 2019 with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff USMC General Joseph Dunford and Commander of the United States Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite.
  • News sources reported that Shanahan was under investigation by the Pentagon's Office of Inspector General because of allegations he improperly advocated on behalf of his former employer, Boeing Co. on March 2019. 
  • The White House announced that President Trump would nominate Shanahan as his second defense secretary, despite skepticism and even hostility from lawmakers and officials within the Department of Defense on 9th May 2019.