LCDR USN (Ret) Wrote:
Aug 14, 2012 9:21 AM
In answer to your question, there is no problem with pulling double duty. James Madison had James Monroe as both his Secretary of State and Secretary of War. From 1814-1815, Monroe served as Secretary of War, while simultaneously serving as Sec State (1811-1817). There is NO constitutional prohibition. And Presidents often designate their VPs for special tasks.