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Michèle Flournoy

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Michèle Flournoy
Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
In office
February 9, 2009 – February 8, 2012
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byEric Edelman
Succeeded byJames Miller
Personal details
Michèle Angelique Flournoy

(1960-12-14) December 14, 1960 (age 63)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Scott Gould
EducationHarvard University (BA)
Balliol College, Oxford (MLitt)

Michèle Angélique Flournoy (born December 14, 1960) is an American politician and businesswoman. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy under President Bill Clinton and Under Secretary of Defense for Policy under President Barack Obama.

He was a principal advisor to U.S. Secretaries of Defense Robert Gates and Leon Panetta from February 2009 to February 2012.[1]

During her tenure in the Clinton administration, Flournoy was the author of the May 1997 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR).[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Nominations Before the Senate Armed Services Committee, First Session, 111th Congress". Archived from the original on May 6, 2016. Retrieved April 11, 2016.
  2. "The Making of Michèle Flournoy | Washingtonian (DC)". Washingtonian. 2011-01-31. Archived from the original on November 15, 2020. Retrieved 2020-11-07.