New Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Arrives at Pentagon

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin arrived at the Pentagon for his first day of work on Friday, January 22, shortly after the Senate approved his nomination by President Joe Biden, making Austin the first black person to ever hold the office.

Austin was greeted by General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The pair, both wearing masks, exchanged an “elbow bump.”

Austin told members of the press he “looked forward to working” with them. “See you around campus,” he said, as he stepped up toward a doorway. Credit: US Dept of Defense via Storyful