President Donald Trump chose a disabled Iraq war veteran to be a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the White House announced.

Trump plans to nominate Daniel M. Gade to serve the remainder of a five-year term that expires July 1, 2021, the White House said late July 31.

Steven W. Suflas, an office managing partner in Ballard Spahr LLP’s Denver and Boulder, Colo., offices, said Gade’s military service may allow him to offer a unique perspective to the commission. Suflas said he doesn’t believe any EEOC commissioner has had a similar background.

Once Trump appointees form a majority on the EEOC, Suflas said he expects Gade will join other commissioners in rolling back some of the “more aggressive positions” the EEOC has taken over the past four years.

The lawyer said he anticipates that the EEOC will place more emphasis on conciliation and less on class-based litigation.

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