Members of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Defense Business Board and Defense Policy Board were replaced, according to the Pentagon chief.
Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller, in a statement, confirmed there was a change to the Defense Policy Board. Miller did not provide the names of the members who were removed—or how many.
“I am grateful to the departing board members, many of whom have served for decades. As we adapt the Department for great power competition, I look forward to naming new board members in the coming days," Miller, who was named to his position about a month ago, said in the statement confirming the changes.
On Friday, Miller told news outlets that members of the Defense Business Board were replaced.
A Pentagon news release said the removed members "had been serving in expired positions."
The Defense Business Board provides Pentagon leaders with advice on business management, while the Defense Policy Board is a federal advisory committee.
“As part of long-considered changes, we can confirm that several members of the Department’s Defense Policy Board have been removed,” a U.S. Defense official told the news outlet in late November. The Epoch Times has not been able to verify the claim and has reached out for comment.
The head of the Pentagon's Defeat ISIS Task Force, Christopher Maier, also resigned.
And a few days after the Nov. 3 election, former Pentagon chief Mark Esper was fired by President Donald Trump, who replaced him with Miller.