Alyssa Farah, 30, will be joining the Defense Department in September as likely the youngest press secretary in Pentagon history after the post remained vacant for eight months
Mike Pence's spokesperson Alyssa Farah will depart the White House at the end of this month to join the Defense Department as the new press secretary.
Starting in September, the 30-year-old will join the Pentagon’s press shop in a position that has been vacant since former press secretary Dana W. White stepped down at the end of 2018.
Farah, whose father runs far-right conspiracy theory website WorldNetDaily, may be the youngest press secretary in Pentagon history.
'After 2 unforgettable years at the White House with the @VP, I'm honored to head to @DeptofDefense to serve as Press Secretary on behalf of @EsperDoD & the incredible men & women of our Armed Forces,' Farah posted to her personal Twitter account. 'I look forward to joining the team helmed by @ChiefPentSpox'
By September the Defense Department will have gone eight months without a press secretary, as the department also went seven months without a chief after former Defense Secretary James Mattis stepped down at the end of December 2018.
Farah’s appointment comes less than a month after newly confirmed Defense Secretary Mark Esper assumed office at the end of July. Former-acting secretary Patrick Shanahan withdrew his name from consideration in June.
Farah (right) will leave her post as Vice President Mike Pence's spokesperson after two years with his office
The Pentagon has been going through a lot of transition lately after going seven months without a Defense secretary following General James Mattis' (left) departure at the end of 2018. His press secretary Dana W. White (right) left her post when he left his
White was both the press secretary and chief spokesperson at the Pentagon, serving from January 2017 - December 2018 – the same period of time Mattis was Defense secretary.
She abruptly left her posts hours before the new year following revelations she was under investigation by the inspector general. Staff alleged she used them to run personal errands and complete tasks