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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During the visit, he held meetings with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and a number of other US officials to discuss bilateral relations.
WASHINGTON, Aug 29 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper affirmed on Thursday his country's adherence to its strategic security partnership with Saudi Arabia.
1 / 4 Saudi Arabia's Vice Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman waits for a meeting with US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and others at the Pentagon August 29, 2019, in Washington, DC.
Karakachanov expects a meeting with the US Secretary of Defense next week, if there is no change.
At the beginning of the meeting, the US Secretary of Defense offered his condolences to the Iraqi people on the ferry incident, expressing his pain and sympathy with the victims of the incident.
At the Pentagon, Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska had a meeting with US Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, at which the strategic partnership between the two countries was confirmed.
Akar will meet with US Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan.
New Delhi [India], Jan 5 ( ANI ): United States President Donald Trump dismissed reports suggesting that former secretary of the Navy, Jim Webb, was being considered as the next US Secretary of Defense.
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis welcomed National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to the Pentagon on Tuesday.
Summary: Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis exchange view on efforts to country extremism, terrorism
President Duterte read a letter from US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, reaffirming America's support to the country's modernization program and hinting that he met the US Secretary of State and the US Secretary of Defense.