Trump to nominate Philip Bilden as Navy secretary
Philip Bilden

U.S. President Donald Trump will nominate former military intelligence officer and private equity executive Philip Bilden as secretary of the Navy, the White House said on Wednesday.

"As Secretary of the Navy, Philip Bilden will apply his terrific judgment and top-notch management skills to the task of rebuilding our unparalleled Navy," Trump said in a White House statement.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Eric Walsh)