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Deputy Secretary of Defense

Pat Shanahan

Pat Shanahan became the 33rd deputy defense secretary on July 19, 2017. During more than three decades with Boeing, he served most recently as senior vice president for supply chain and operations, previously working as senior vice president of commercial airplane programs, vice president and general manager of the 787 Dreamliner, vice president and general manager of Boeing Missile Defense Systems and as vice president and general manager of Boeing Rotorcraft Systems, overseeing the Apache, Chinook and Osprey aircraft.