TEGUCIGALPA – The Secretary of the U.S. Army, Mr. John McHugh, visited Honduras on August 14. During his visit, he met with Minister of Defense Samuel Reyes and Chief of Defense Fredy Diaz Zelaya, as well as with newly arrived U.S. Ambassador James Nealon, to discuss counter-transnational organized crime training and recent humanitarian assistance operations and training.
As Secretary of the Army, Mr. McHugh is responsible for all matters relating to the United States Army, including personnel, installations, environmental issues, weapons systems and equipment acquisition, communications, and financial management. Secretary McHugh leads a work force of more than one million active duty, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve soldiers, and 250,000 Department of the Army civilian employees. He has stewardship over 13 million acres of land.
Prior to his appointment as Secretary of the Army, Mr. McHugh served nine terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.