Kathleen Hicks

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Kathleen Hicks
Official portrait, 2021
35th United States Deputy Secretary of Defense
Assumed office
February 9, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
LeaderLloyd Austin
Preceded byDavid Norquist
Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
In office
May 24, 2012 – July 2, 2013[1]
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byJames Miller[1]
Succeeded byBrian P. McKeon
Personal details
Born (1970-09-25) September 25, 1970 (age 53)
Fairfield, California, U.S.[2]
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Thomas Hicks
Children3
EducationMount Holyoke College (AB)
University of Maryland, College Park (MPA)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD)

Kathleen Holland Hicks[3] (born September 25, 1970)[2][4] is an American government official. She is the United States deputy secretary of defense since February 9, 2021 during the Joe Biden administation.[3][5][6] Hicks is the first Senate-confirmed woman in this role.

In 2012, Hicks was the principal deputy under secretary of defense for policy during the Barack Obama administration.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Department of Defense Key Officials September 1947–December 2020 (PDF). p. 35. Retrieved 2021-01-22. {{cite book}}: |website= ignored (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Nominations Before The Senate Armed Services Committee, Second Session, 112th Congress". U.S. Congress. 2013. Retrieved 2021-02-04.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "PN79-5 — Kathleen Holland Hicks — Department of Defense". U.S. Congress. Retrieved 2021-01-21.
  4. "Hicks, Kathleen H." Virtual International Authority File. Retrieved 2020-12-30.
  5. Paul McCleary (2 Feb 2021) DepSecDef Will Run Most Missile Defense, Nuke Modernization; SecDef Recused
  6. Paul McCleary (24 Feb 2021) New Hicks Memo Sets Acquisition, Force Posture 2022 Budget Priorities Feb. 17 memo.
  7. Breaking Defense (19 Feb 2021) WHO’S WHO IN DEFENSE: KATHLEEN HICKS, DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE