UPDATED at 4:40 PM PT – Mon., December 31, 2018
The woman tasked with speaking on behalf of the Pentagon says she is stepping down effective immediately.
DOD spokeswoman Dana White made the announcement on Twitter on Monday, stating she appreciates the opportunity to “serve alongside” outgoing Secretary of Defense James Mattis.
White also states it was both an “honor and privilege” to work with our nation’s service members and “all the civilians who support them.”
Her announcement comes after Mattis announced earlier in December he too is leaving. His last day is also on New Year’s Eve.