Businessman Vincent Viola enters Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., December 16, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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President-elect Donald Trump Monday tapped another billionaire businessman for an administration job, naming Army veteran and fellow New Yorker Vincent Viola to be his secretary of the Army.Trump planned an afternoon of meetings with other businessmen and former U.S. government officials as he works to complete his team.The Army secretary is the civilian head of the Army.Trump planned to meet Monday with Robert Lighthizer, a former deputy U.S. trade representative in the Reagan administration, and Thad Allen, the retired Coast Guard commandant who oversaw the federal response to hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 .Trump also scheduled a meeting with R. Donahue Peebles, board chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Trump has previously deemed "ridiculous" the intelligence community's finding of Russian involvement.
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