WASHINGTON, DC -- A Marietta native has been nominated by President Donald Trump for a post in his administration.
Robert R. Hood has been nominated to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense, Legislative Affairs, according to the White House.
Hood most recently served as vice president for government affairs for CH2M, where he was responsible for advising the company on its federal government work and its profile in national security programs globally.
Hood previously served in the White House as a Special Assistant to the President in the Office of Legislative Affairs, overseeing coordination with the Senate, including the Armed Services, Homeland Security, Foreign Relations, and Intelligence Committees.
Hood also served in the office of the Secretary of Defense as the principal deputy assistant secretary for legislative affairs and as deputy under secretary of defense for budget and appropriations affairs.
He also served as director of congressional affairs at the National Nuclear Security Administration within the Department of Energy.
Hood has also worked on Capitol Hill, including for the Speaker of the U.S. House. Hood is a graduate of the University of West Georgia.