Shanahan has a background as vice president of Boeing's Supply chain and operations, a company he came to work for almost 30 years. Where he led, among other things, the construction of the Boeing Dreamliner, and has also worked in Boeing's missile defence system.
July 19, 2017 appointed Shanahan to the united states:s 33:e the vice minister of defense.
president of the united states to Patrick Shanahan will take over as defense minister after Jim Mattis on 1 January 2019.https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1076881816462737408
It was the 19 december as the president of the Trump unexpectedly announced that he decided to pull back all of around 2,000 soldiers from Syria as a result of that he decided that terrorist organisations IS broken.
Trump's decision was his defence secretary, Jim Mattis to step down on Thursday and the day after even Donald Trump's special envoy for the international coalition in the fight against the ICE, Brett McGurk.