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Ken Braithwaite
Kenneth J. Braithwaite official portrait.jpg
77th United States Secretary of the Navy
Assumed office
May 29, 2020
PresidentDonald Trump
DeputyGregory J. Slavonic (acting)
Preceded byRichard V. Spencer
31st United States Ambassador to Norway
In office
February 8, 2018 – May 29, 2020
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded bySamuel D. Heins
Succeeded byRichard Riley (acting)
Personal details
Born
Kenneth John Braithwaite II

1960 (age 60–61)
Livonia, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Melissa
Children2
EducationUnited States Naval Academy (BS)
University of Pennsylvania (MPA)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1984–1993 (active)
1993–2011 (reserve)
RankRear Admiral (lower half)

Kenneth John Braithwaite II[1] (born 1960) is an American politician, businessman and military personnel. He is the 77th and current United States Secretary of the Navy since May 2020. He was the United States Ambassador to Norway from February 8, 2018 to May 29, 2020.

President Donald Trump said on November 24, 2019, that he would nominate Braithwaite to serve as the United States Secretary of the Navy.[2] His nomination was confirmed on May 29, 2020.[3].

He is a retired rear admiral of the United States Navy Reserve.[4]

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