|United States Secretary of Defense|
February 27, 2013
|Preceded by||Leon Panetta|
|United States Senator
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2009
|Preceded by||James Exon|
|Succeeded by||Mike Johanns|
|Born||Charles Timothy Hagel
October 4, 1946
North Platte, Nebraska, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Patricia Lloyd (1979-82)
Lilibet Hagel (1985-present)
|Alma mater||Brown College
University of Nebraska at Omaha
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1967–1968|
|Unit||2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment
9th Infantry Division
|Awards||Purple Heart (2)
Army Commendation Medal
Vietnamese Gallantry Cross
Combat Infantryman Badge
Chuck Hagel (/ / chuk HAY-gəl; born October 4, 1946) is the 24th and current Secretary of Defense and the former U.S. Senator from Nebraska. He is a member of the United States Republican Party. He has criticized the Bush Administration on many things, such as the Iraq War.
Secretary of Defense Nomination[change | change source]
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- Hagel was raised in the Roman Catholic faith; see cached excerpt from Charlyne Berens' biography, Chuck Hagel, which refers to Hagel's parents as "pillars of their Catholic church"; Hagel's father; Charles Hagel had converted to the Catholic faith of his wife. Page 17 of the same work refers to Hagel as "now an Episcopalian."
- "Pronounce - Browse all names for U.S.". VOA News. http://pronounce.voanews.com/browse-oneregion.php?region=U.S.. Retrieved 2013-12-7.
- Memoli, Michael A. (February 26, 2013). "Senate confirms Chuck Hagel as new Defense secretary". Los Angeles Times. http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-senate-confirms-chuck-hagel-defense-secretary-20130226,0,357216.story. Retrieved February 27, 2013.
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