New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton will join President Joe Biden’s administration as assistant secretary of defense for manpower and reserve affairs.
Fulton is a veteran of the United States Army and a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. She has served as executive director of the Women in The Service Change Initiative, a nonprofit dedicated to advocating for women in the U.S. Armed Forces. She also served on the U.S. Military Academy Board of Visitors, a position to which she was appointed by President Barack Obama. She was appointed by Gov. Phil Murphy to lead the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission in February of 2018. Murphy issued a statement on late Friday afternoon about Fulton joining the Biden administration.
“President Biden has made a tremendous choice in his nomination of Sue Fulton to serve our nation as assistant secretary of defense for manpower and reserve affairs. Our nation needs leaders who understand our global challenges and have the skills to empower and inspire our men and women in uniform,” Murphy said. “Sue has been a trailblazer since her days as part of the first West Point class to include women and, as a member of my cabinet, I have relied upon her clear, calm, and flexible approach to serving the needs of millions of New Jerseyans during one of the most challenging times in memory. I know she will be the capable partner President Biden needs working alongside Secretary Austin at the Pentagon.”