Secretary of Defense


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Noun1.Secretary of Defense - the person who holds the secretaryship of the Defense Department; "the first Defense Secretary was James V. Forrestal who was appointed by Truman"
secretary - a person who is head of an administrative department of government
2.Secretary of Defense - the position of the head of the Department of Defense; "the position of Defense Secretary was created in 1947"
secretaryship - the position of secretary
United States Cabinet, US Cabinet - a board to advise the President; members are the secretaries of executive departments; the United States constitution does not provide for the cabinet
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Within the sustainment piece, a very important mission is the distribution process--a mission given to us by the secretary of defense in 2003.
Sylvester is deputy director for property & equipment policy within the Acquisition, Resources and Analysis Office, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (AT & L).
The Active Performance Management Pilot Implementation Team, Office of the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Transportation Policy.
Every year since 1962, the secretary of defense recognizes installations, teams, and individuals for outstanding achievement in environmental management, at both domestic and overseas bases, to sustain military readiness, and training and operational capabilities.
WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia's Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met with US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper in Washington on Thursday.
''I believe this broad and diverse experience has prepared me well for the position of secretary of defense,'' he told lawmakers.
"The story in the New York Times regarding Jim Webb being considered as the next Secretary of Defense is FAKE NEWS.
Shanahan, 56, became deputy secretary of defense in July 2017.
Trump has also yet to appoint a replacement secretary of defense, but Mattis has a suggestion on the character profile of the person they need to hire.
Secretary of Defense between February 2015 and January 2017 and was previously Deputy Secretary of Defense between October 2011 and December 2013.
US Secretary of Defense have already talked with Indian, Afghan and NATO's leaders about the new policy.
He served as Deputy Secretary of Defense from 2011 to 2013, functioning as the department's chief operating officer; as Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics from 2009 to 2011; and as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy from 1993 to 1996.

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