Ashton Carter

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Ash Carter
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25th United States Secretary of Defense
In office
February 17, 2015 – January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyRobert Work
Preceded byChuck Hagel
Succeeded byJames Mattis
United States Deputy Secretary of Defense
In office
October 6, 2011 – December 3, 2013
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byWilliam Lynn
Succeeded byChristine Fox (Acting)
Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
In office
April 27, 2009 – October 5, 2011
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byJohn Young
Succeeded byFrank Kendall
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs
In office
June 30, 1993 – September 14, 1996
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byStephen Hadley
Succeeded byJack Crouch (2001)
Personal details
Ashton Baldwin Carter

(1954-09-24)September 24, 1954
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedOctober 24, 2022(2022-10-24) (aged 68)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic[1]
Spouse(s)Clayton Spencer (divorced)
Stephanie DeLeeuw
RelationsCynthia DeFelice (sister)
Alma materYale University (BA)
St John's College, Oxford (MS, PhD)

Ashton Baldwin "AshCarter (September 24, 1954 – October 24, 2022) was an American politician, military civillian official and academic. He was the United States Secretary of Defense from 2015 to 2017. He is also a physicist and a former Harvard University professor of Science and International Affairs. He was nominated by President Barack Obama, and confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 93–5, to replace Chuck Hagel as the US Secretary of Defense.

Carter died from a heart attack at his home in Boston, Massachusetts on October 24, 2022, one month after his 68th birthday.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Cooper, Helene; Sanger, David E.; Landler, Mark (December 5, 2014). "In Ashton Carter, Nominee for Defense Secretary, a Change in Direction". The New York Times. Retrieved February 5, 2015.
  2. de Vries, Karl (October 25, 2022). "Ash Carter, former defense secretary under Obama, dies at 68". CNN. Retrieved October 25, 2022.
  3. Risen, Clay (October 25, 2022). "Ashton B. Carter, Defense Secretary Under Obama, Dies at 68". The New York Times. Retrieved October 25, 2022.

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