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Retired Marine to become next WH deputy press secretary

Wednesday - 6/11/2014, 4:23pm  ET

WASHINGTON -- It's moving day for former Office of the Director of National Intelligence spokesman Shawn Turner. Sources tell WTOP he has been appointed as the next deputy White House press secretary.

Director of National intelligence, James Clapper, reportedly sent a message to the Intelligence Community workforce this week calling Turner "a visionary who unified and strengthened public affairs partnerships across the Community and helped the IC become more transparent."

Clapper also thanked Turner for "setting a high bar for poise and professionalism through one of the toughest years in IC history."

Turner, a retired Marine of 21 years, served as the assistant press secretary for Foreign Affairs for the National Security Staff, before joining the ODNI.

"I will miss Shawn's calm demeanor," Clapper said, "But I know he will continue to do great things for our nation."

There has been no word from the White House on when Turner will join the press team.

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