|25th United States Secretary of Defense|
February 17, 2015 – January 20, 2017
|Preceded by||Chuck Hagel|
|Succeeded by||James Mattis|
|United States Deputy Secretary of Defense|
October 6, 2011 – December 3, 2013
|Preceded by||William Lynn|
|Succeeded by||Christine Fox (Acting)|
|Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics|
April 27, 2009 – October 5, 2011
|Preceded by||John Young|
|Succeeded by||Frank Kendall|
|Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs|
June 30, 1993 – September 14, 1996
|Preceded by||Stephen Hadley|
|Succeeded by||Jack Crouch (2001)|
Ashton Baldwin Carter
September 24, 1954
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||October 24, 2022 (aged 68)|
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Clayton Spencer (divorced)|
|Relations||Cynthia DeFelice (sister)|
|Alma mater||Yale University (BA)|
St John's College, Oxford (MS, PhD)
Ashton Baldwin "Ash" Carter (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.
References[change | change source]
- 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.
- de Vries, Karl (October 25, 2022). "Ash Carter, former defense secretary under Obama, dies at 68". CNN. Retrieved October 25, 2022.
- Risen, Clay (October 25, 2022). "Ashton B. Carter, Defense Secretary Under Obama, Dies at 68". The New York Times. Retrieved October 25, 2022.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Preventive Defense Project Archived 2017-06-15 at the Wayback Machine
- Ashton B. Carter Archived 2010-07-05 at the Wayback Machine expert profile at the Belfer Center of Harvard University
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Collected columns at Foreign Affairs magazine
- Works by or about Ashton Carter in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Department of Defense biography