Ashton Carter

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Ash Carter
Ash Carter DOD Secretary Portrait.jpg
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
BornAshton Baldwin Carter
(1954-09-24) September 24, 1954 (age 64)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic[1]
Spouse(s)Clayton Spencer (divorced)
Stephanie DeLeeuw
RelationsCynthia DeFelice (sister)
Children2
Alma materYale University (BA)
St John's College, Oxford (MS, PhD)

Ashton Baldwin "AshCarter (born September 24, 1954) is the former United States Secretary of Defense. 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.

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.

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