Patrick M. Shanahan

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Patrick M. Shanahan
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Acting United States Secretary of Defense
Assumed office
January 1, 2019
PresidentDonald Trump
DeputyDavid Norquist (Acting)
Preceded byJames Mattis
33rd United States Deputy Secretary of Defense
In office
July 19, 2017 – January 2, 2019
PresidentDonald Trump
SecretaryJames Mattis
Preceded byRobert O. Work
Succeeded byDavid Norquist (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1962-06-27) June 27, 1962 (age 56)
EducationUniversity of Washington (BS)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MS, MBA)

Patrick Michael Shanahan (born June 27, 1962)[1] is an American politician and businessman. He is the acting United States Secretary of Defense in the Trump administration since January 1, 2019.

On December 27, 2018, President Trump promoted him to Acting Secretary of Defense starting on January 1, 2019, replacing James Mattis.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Laviola, Erin (23 December 2018). "Patrick Shanahan: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy, Inc. Retrieved 27 December 2018. Patrick Shanahan is 56 years old. (His birthday is June 27, 1962).
  2. Cooper, Helene; Rogers, Katie (23 December 2018). "Trump, Angry Over Mattis's Rebuke, Removes Him 2 Months Early". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 27 December 2018.