“President Trump’s nomination is an honor for me and for Arkansas,” Hutchinson said. “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.”
The Council of Governors was created by the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2008 and formally established by Executive Order on January 11, 2010. The Council is intended to serve as a mechanism for governors and key federal officials to address matters pertaining to the National Guard, homeland defense, and defense support to civil authorities.