Green has made a name for himself in far-right conservative circles with regular denouncements of LGBT Americans. As a state senator, he repeatedly criticized efforts by the Obama Administration to prevent discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.
He also earned critical headlines and condemnation last year for urging "patriotic Americans" to arm themselves for "protection" against transgender people using public restrooms.
Green's nomination, if confirmed, would put him in stark contrast with the previous Secretary of the Army under President Obama, the openly gay Eric Fanning, who was widely praised for breaking down barriers in the straight male-oriented military.
Under Green, LGBT service personnel can expect to face a hostile environment and administrative indifference to intolerance. It's a giant step backwards for progress.
With this announcement, we see once again Trump has nominated an anti-LGBT zealot to his administration. And, once again, this makes claims that Trump is pro-LGBT all the more absurd.
If he's so pro-LGBT, where are all the openly LGBT people in the highest ranks of his administration? The answer: nowhere.