President Donald Trump intends to appoint Gov. Asa Hutchinson to a two-year term on the Council of Governors to advise federal officials on National Guard, homeland defense and defense support for civil authorities, the governor said Thursday.
“President Trump’s nomination is an honor for me and for Arkansas,” the Republican governor said in a news release. “It will be a privilege for me to represent our state and to serve the nation as a member of the Council of Governors. With key military installations in Arkansas, it is an important opportunity to serve on the council, which advises on national defense and security issues.”