Dana White, who was chief Pentagon spokesperson, resigned New Year’s Eve evening amid charges that she mistreated staffers.
The Pentagon’s inspector general is probing whether White, who was appointed by president Trump in April 2017, punished workers who objected to running her personal errands, such as picking up dry cleaning and prescriptions.
Via Twitter, White said she appreciated the opportunity to serve with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, service members and civilians who support them.
White, who used to hold regular TV press briefings, has been off the air since May. Burke Whitman, a major general, has stepped in as uniformed spokesperson for the DoD.
Prior to joining the Pentagon, White was an editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal and foreign policy advisor to John McCain’s 2008 presidential run.
Charles Summers, principal deputy assistant to the secretary of defense, has taken over White’s duties on an acting basis.
Mattis also resigned Dec. 31 due to policy differences with the president over the withdrawal of US forces from Syria.
Former deputy defense secretary Patrick Shanahan, a former Boeing executive, is now acting defense secretary.