Pentagon announces members of Confederate base renaming commission

Army, Marine representatives will serve on panel charged with new base names.

Published: February 12, 2021 6:48pm

Updated: February 12, 2021 6:59pm

The Pentagon on Friday announced the list of individuals appointed to the Department of Defense's commission on renaming bases named after Confederate generals. 

Among the members of the congressionally-mandated panel include retired Navy Admiral Michelle Howard and retired Army Brigadier General Ty Seidule, the Defense Department said in a statement.

The members of the panel "posses[s] unique and relevant experience in and out of government that I know will inform this important effort," Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said. 

"I look forward to seeing the results of the commission's work in the months ahead," Austin added.

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