Brad R. Carson

Brad Rogers Carson is an American lawyer and politician from the state of Oklahoma who served as the Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness from 2015-16. In that role, he initiated a number of notable reforms to include opening up all combat positions to women, open service by transgender service members, and new recruiting and retention practices. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Brad R. Carson has 35 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2001 Forum as a Democratic Representative for Oklahoma's 2nd district. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2002 with an average of 340 views per program. Most appearances with Tom Coburn (5), Chuck Todd (2). Most common tags: Senate, Oklahoma.

Appearances by Title:March 27, 2014 - Present Undersecretary, U.S. Army, Department of Defense Videos: 1


Undersecretary, Personnel and Readiness, Department of Defense April 2, 2015 - April 8, 2016 Videos: 2 U.S. Representative, D-OK 2nd January 3, 2001 - January 4, 2005 Videos: 32

Recent Appearances

  • Defense Department Personnel Policy

    Defense Department Personnel Policy

    Brad Carson talked about personnel policy within the Department of Defense. He said that cybersecurity was one area in which…

  • Sexual Assault in the Military

    Sexual Assault in the Military

    Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter released the Defense Department’s annual report on sexual assault in the military and announced…

  • Defense and National Security

    Defense and National Security

    Undersecretary of the Army Brad Carson talked about the Army’s biggest challenges and potential solutions. He identified…

  • Democratic Party Agenda

    Democratic Party Agenda

    A panel discussion was held on the Future of the Democratic Party with Donna Brazile, Democratic strategist and Gore-Lieberman…

  • 2004 Election Night Coverage

    2004 Election Night Coverage

    Live coverage of election results and election night activities was shown throughout the evening. At the end of the telecast…

  • Oklahoma Senate Debate

    Oklahoma Senate Debate

    Representative Brad Carson and former Representative Tom Coburn, candidates for the seat of retiring Senator Nickles, will…

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Historical Member of Congress Record

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