Watertown native John McHugh will be stepping down as Secretary of the Army.

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Watertown native John McHugh will be stepping down as Secretary of the Army. The Defense Department announced Monday morning that McHugh will be leaving the job he has held since 2009 no later than November 1. The news release says that McHugh expressed his desire to administration officials several weeks ago to depart as secretary. McHugh was named to the job by President Obama in 2009. Before that, he served as the Congressional representative for the North Country beginning in 1993. 

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