Ashton B. Carter

February 17, 2015 - Present Secretary, Department of Defense Videos: 65 c. January 1, 2006 - Present Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard University Videos: 2 c. January 1, 1997 - Present Professor, Kennedy (J.F.) School of Government, Harvard University Videos: 9


Department of Defense
Deputy Secretary
October 5, 2011 - December 3, 2013 Videos: 13 Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Department of Defense
April 27, 2009 - October 5, 2011 Videos: 13 Global Strategic Affairs, Department of Defense
Assistant Secretary
June 30, 1993 - September 14, 1996 Videos: 2 Department of Defense
National Security Adviser
c. September 21, 1993 - c. March 11, 1994 Videos: 2 Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
c. December 13, 1991 - c. September 21, 1993 Videos: 0

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    National Guard Bureau Leadership

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter spoke at a ceremony as Army General Frank Grass stepped down as chief of the bureau and Air…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs Chair General John Dunford held a news conference on a variety of…

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    Efforts to Combat ISIS

    Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, and Brett McGurk, one of President Obama’s special advisers, spoke…

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    Efforts to Combat ISIS

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, U.S. Central Command Commander General Joseph Votel, and Pentagon Spokesperson Peter Cook…

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