Lloyd Austin is a retired United States Army four-star general who currently serves as the 28th United States Secretary of Defense.
Austin was born on August 8, 1953, in Mobile, Alabama, and grew up in Thomasville, Georgia. Austin graduated from West Point in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science and later earned a Master’s in counsellor education from Auburn University in 1986 and an MBA from Webster University in 1989.
Austin’s military education includes completing Infantry Officer Basic, Army Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College. Austin’s military career spanned over four decades, during which he made history as the first African American to hold high-ranking military positions, notably commanding combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, from one-star to four-star levels.
Austin is the first African American to lead a division, corps, and field army in combat. After retiring from the military, Austin transitioned to the corporate realm, joining the boards of Raytheon Technologies, Nucor, Tenet Healthcare, and Auburn University. Austin was nominated by President-elect Joe Biden on December 7, 2020, and confirmed by the United States Senate with an overwhelming 93-2 vote.
What is Lloyd Austin religion?
Lloyd Austin is believed to belong to the Christian faith. Austin is a practicing Catholic.