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Trump to Nominate Retired Army Officer to State Department

FILE - The State Department Building is pictured in Washington, Jan. 26, 2017.

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to nominate Andrea Thompson to be the undersecretary of State for arms control and international security.

Thompson currently serves as a special adviser in the Office of Policy Planning at the Department of State. Previously, she served at the White House as deputy assistant to the president and national security adviser to the vice president.

Thompson also has more than 25 years of military service in the U.S. Army, including deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq and Bosnia.

She has served as executive officer to the undersecretary of the Army, senior military adviser to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a senior fellow with the Army's strategic studies group.