The House Armed Services Committee holds an organizational meeting Thursday morning. Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) formally announced subcommittee leadership assignments Wednesday.
Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) will now chair the readiness subcommittee, with Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) serving as the top Republican.
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) will remain the top Democrat on the military personnel subcommittee, where Rep. Trent Kelly (R-Miss.) is now the top Republican.
Other leaders include Reps. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY) on the intelligence, emerging threats & capabilities subcommittee; Reps. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) and Rob Wittman (R-Va.) on the seapower and projection forces subcommittee; Reps. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) and Mike Turner (R-Ohio) on the strategic forces subcommittee; and Reps. Donald Norcross (N.J.) and Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) on the tactical air and land forces subcommittee.
Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) speaks near Travis Air Force Base in April 2018. U.S. Air Force photo by Louis Briscese