President Donald Trump Nominates James Morhard to Serve as Deputy Administrator of NASA

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President Donald Trump announced Thursday his intent to nominate James Morhard to serve as the deputy administrator of NASA. (St. Francis University image)

WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump announced Thursday his intent to nominate James Morhard to serve as the deputy administrator of NASA.

“Today, the President announced his intent to nominate James Morhard as Deputy Administrator of NASA,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.

Morhard, 61, has been the deputy sergeant-at-arms for the Senate, handling various administrative issues for the body, since early 2015.

He served in various other staff roles in the Senate from the early 1980s until 2005, including chief of staff of the Senate Appropriations Committee and staff director of what is now its commerce, justice and science subcommittee, whose jurisdiction includes NASA.

Prior to working in the Senate, Morhard was an analyst in the Secretary of the Navy’s Office of the Comptroller. He also worked as a lobbyist after leaving the Senate in the mid-2000s until his return in 2015.

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After leaving the Senate in the winter of 2005, he founded the law firm of Morhard & Associates, LLC. He has also been a guest lecturer on the legislative process at Harvard University, the Naval War College, and Georgetown University.

Morhard is an adjunct professor at the Naval Post Graduate School and a member of the board of Saint Francis University. He also serves on the advisory board for the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Morhard’s education includes an MBA from George Washington University and a law degree from Georgetown University.

“This administration is committed to American leadership in space, and I look forward to working with Mr. Morhard upon his confirmation,” said Bridenstine.

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