White House Former Staff Chief Reince Priebus Accepts Low Navy Post

Reince Priebus, also known to be President Trump’s former White House Chief of Staff, has officially joined the Navy on Monday. The 47-year-old American earlier served as the chair of the Republican National Committee, before becoming an ensign, which refers to a junior rank of a commissioned officer in the armed forces.

Priebus is expected to work as a human-resources officer in the Navy. After long recommendations from the former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, the American lawyer and politician swore in for his post in front of Vice President Mike Pence at Monday’s ceremony. Sean Spicer, who has also been the former employee of the Trump administration, and is now a Navy Reserve officer, also attended the ceremony.

Along with Spicer, two Republicans from Wisconsin, Sen. Ron Johnson and Rep. Bryan Steil, were also present during the swearing-in ceremony. They all congratulated Prebius on his joining the Navy via Twitter. 

“Congratulations to the #Navy’s newest Ensign @reince. Great to join @vp @mikepence @RonJohnsonWI and others as he was sworn in,” wrote Sean Spicer. 

Senator Ron Johnson wrote, “It was an honor and privilege to attend @Reince’s naval commissioning ceremony this morning. Congratulations and thank you for your service Ensign Priebus!!!” 

 “It was great to be at the commissioning ceremony of Kenosha native @Reince. Today @VP Pence swore him in as an Ensign in the United States Navy! Congrats, Reince!” Bryan Steil tweeted.

Reince Prebius earlier wrote to the Navy that he even felt the call to serve them, soon after the death of a Chief Petty Official William Ryan Owens, a Navy SEAL, during an operation in Yemen in January 2017. While filling the application form, he even illustrated that his sister was a Navy doctor.

“At that moment, the gravity of every action we take in the West Wing rushed down upon my shoulders,” Priebus wrote. “Everything suddenly became extremely real and raw. As some time passed, a few other senior aides joined me in the Cabinet Room and we discussed the consequences, harsh realities, and weight of what we do every day.”

Though Reince Priebus has justified himself for the given post, but the question arises as to why was he given the lowest rank despite once being the White House Chief of Staff and closest to the President.


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