Wilson to head House Intelligence Subcommittee

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.)
Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) | Courtesy of the House of Representatives

U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) named Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) on Thursday to head the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities, under the House Armed Services Committee, in the next legislative session.

The committee oversees areas in counterterrorism efforts and the curbing of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. It also oversees U.S. Special Operation Forces and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) among other areas.

It is currently headed by Thornberry, who will be heading the House Armed Services Committee in the upcoming legislative season.

“Our subcommittees have an immense responsibility," Thornberry said. "We are fortunate to have a talented group of subcommittee chairmen. They share a wealth of policy and congressional expertise. All are up to the challenge of providing for the common defense, and meeting the high expectations of the U.S. taxpayer."

Wilson served in the Army Reserves and the South Carolina Army National Guard until his retirement as a colonel in 2003. He began his legislative career with the South Carolina State Senate until he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2001. He was the only active National Guard member in Congress during his first term.

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