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Carlos Del Toro

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Carlos Del Toro
78th United States Secretary of the Navy
Assumed office
August 7, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byKenneth Braithwaite
Personal details
Born1961 (age 62–63)
Havana, Cuba
Spouse(s)Betty Del Toro
EducationUnited States Naval Academy (BS)
Naval Postgraduate School (MS)
Naval War College (MA)
George Washington University (MPS)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Rank Commander

Carlos Del Toro (born 1961)[1] is a Cuban-born[2] American retired military officer and businessman. He is the 78th and current United States Secretary of the Navy since 2021.

He worked for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and special assistant to the director and deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget. He was also the commanding officer of the USS Bulkeley.[3]

In June 2021, President Joe Biden nominated Del Toro to serve as the United States Secretary of the Navy.[4][5][6]


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  1. Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy on Active Duty. Bureau of Naval Personnel. October 1, 1990. p. 88. Retrieved 2021-06-12.
  2. "Guantanamo says goodbye to last Cuban 'commuters'". AP News. December 14, 2012.
  3. Losey, Stephen (2021-06-11). "White House to Tap Former Destroyer Captain Carlos Del Toro as Navy Secretary". Military.com. Retrieved 2021-06-11.
  4. "President Biden Announces Seven Key Nominations". The White House. 2021-06-11. Retrieved 2021-06-11.
  5. "UPDATED: White House Taps Carlos Del Toro as SECNAV Nominee". USNI News. 2021-06-11. Retrieved 2021-06-11.
  6. "White House to nominate Carlos Del Toro as Navy secretary". Stars and Stripes. Retrieved 2021-06-11.