The Times-Tribune

Trump picks Panthers owner as Army secretary


President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Florida Panthers owner and Army veteran Vincent Viola to be his Army secretary will put another billionair­e in a leading role in the administra­tion.

Mr. Viola is a West Point graduate who joins a list of individual­s with military background­s already chosen for the Cabinet. Mr. Trump’s picks for defense secretary, homeland security secretary, national security adviser and deputy national security adviser are retired military.

Mr. Viola’s nomination by Mr. Trump means he will be giving up his roles as chairman and governor of the Panthers hockey team, pending his confirmati­on by the Senate. Mr. Viola purchased the Panthers in 2013.

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VIOLA Florida Panthers owner since 2013

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