Obama to Nominate Eric Fanning for Army Secretary: Would Be First Openly Gay Man to Serve

Obama to Nominate Eric Fanning for Army Secretary: Would Be First Openly Gay Man to Serve

President Barack Obama is nominating longtime Pentagon official Eric Fanning to be the Army's new secretary.

President Barack Obama is nominating longtime Pentagon official Eric Fanning to be the Army's new secretary.

Watch the Confirmation Hearing for Eric Fanning, Who Would Be the First Openly Gay Army Secretary: VIDEO

Watch the Confirmation Hearing for Eric Fanning, Who Would Be the First Openly Gay Army Secretary: VIDEO

In a surprisingly progressive and productive move, Congress has actually approved President Obama's nomination of Eric Fanning for the role of the next Secretary of the Army. He is the first openly gay person to lead a branch of the US Military and the highest-ranking openly gay official ever at the Pentagon.

In a surprisingly progressive and productive move, Congress has actually approved President Obama's nomination of Eric Fanning for the role of the next Secretary of the Army. He is the first openly gay person to lead a branch of the US Military and the highest-ranking openly gay official ever at the Pentagon.

President Obama nominated Eric K. Fanning to be the secretary of the Army - potentially making him the first openly gay secretary in the U.S. Military branch.

President Obama nominated Eric K. Fanning to be the secretary of the Army - potentially making him the first openly gay secretary in the U.S. Military branch.

U.S. Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning informed tribal leaders of the decision on Sunday.

U.S. Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning informed tribal leaders of the decision on Sunday.

WATCH: In Confirmation Hearing, No One Asked Eric Fanning About Being Gay

WATCH: In Confirmation Hearing, No One Asked Eric Fanning About Being Gay

Pretending it’s not a gay takedown: Pat Roberts, the GOP and the bigotry driving the stalled nomination of Eric Fanning

Pretending it’s not a gay takedown: Pat Roberts, the GOP and the bigotry driving the stalled nomination of Eric Fanning

Confirm Eric Fanning Now - OutServe-SLDN

Confirm Eric Fanning Now - OutServe-SLDN

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