Senior Pentagon official infected with Covid-19 - Manila Bulletin

Top Pentagon official tests positive for coronavirus

Last week Tata, Miller and the secretaries of the Air Force and the Army with Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis, who later tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Thursday statement from DoD.

Lithuanian Minister of Defense Raimundas Karoblis visited with several military leaders, including Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller, when he visited the Pentagon on November 13, 2020.

A top Pentagon official, retired Brigadier General Anthony Tata, has tested positive for coronavirus, the second time in recent weeks that the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted the senior ranks of the USA military.

Hoffman said the Department of Defense continues to conduct further contact tracing of department personnel who had close contact with the Lithuanian delegation or Tata.

Tata, whose official title is performing the duties of under secretary of defense for policy, this week met with several top defense officials, including acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley and Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist.


The statement only said Tata had become ill. Others in Trump's orbit who have tested positive include his wife, Melania, his son Barron, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and advisers Stephen Miller and Hope Hicks. Bragg, N.C., and then flew out to the US aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford off the coast of Virginia.

Tata, a former Fox News commentator, staunch supporter of President Trump and retired one-star general, was moved into the top policy job just a few months after he failed to receive Senate confirmation because of offensive remarks he had made, including about President Obama.

Earlier that month, the Marine Corps' assistant commandant, Gen. Gary Thomas, tested positive, days after it was announced that the Coast Guard's vice commandant, Adm. Charles Ray, was infected.

But Hoffman said Miller as well as the military service secretaries aren't quarantining since they followed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines in their meetings with the Lithuanian delegation.

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