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June 6, 2019

‘Atomic Veterans’ Can Apply For Defense Secretary’s Honor Certificate

Veterans who were exposed to radiation in the military between 1945 and 1992 are eligible to apply for the newly created Atomic Veterans Service Certificate signed by Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan.

March 29, 2019

Thomas Passes Special Operations Command Reins to Clarke

Army Gen. Raymond A. Thomas III passed command of U.S. Special Operations Command to Army Gen. Richard D. Clarke Jr. during a ceremony in Tampa, Florida.

March 28, 2019

Votel Passes Central Command Flag to McKenzie in Tampa Ceremony

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan saluted Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel for expertly steering U.S. Central Command during profoundly complex times, as Votel turned over the reins of the command to Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. in Tampa, Florida.

March 26, 2019

U.S., Brazil Defense Officials Look to Build on Military-to-Military Partnership

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan welcomed Brazilian Defense Minister Fernando Azevedo e Silva to the Pentagon for talks about the military-to-military relationship between their nations.

March 26, 2019

National Defense Strategy is ‘Undisputed Driver’ in Budget Request, Shanahan Says

The National Defense Strategy is the undisputed driver of the president’s fiscal year 2020 budget request for the Defense Department, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said on Capitol Hill.

March 20, 2019

Shanahan: Space Force to Preserve Margin of Dominance, $19 Trillion Economy

If the gap is to be maintained between what the United States has in space technology and capability and what its closest competitors have -- a gap that’s closing fast -- it’ll be the recently approved Space Force that maintains it, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said.

March 18, 2019

Shanahan, French Counterpart Discuss Syria, Iraq During Pentagon Meeting

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan welcomed French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly to the Pentagon for talks centering on activities in the Middle East.

Feb. 25, 2019

Shanahan, Dunford Visit U.S.-Mexico Border

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, journeyed to Texas to get a feel for the situation on the Southwest border.

Feb. 15, 2019

Acting Secretary Pleased With Progress of Coalition to Defeat ISIS

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said he is pleased with the progress of the coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and he reiterated America’s steadfast support for the effort.

Feb. 14, 2019

Acting Secretary Stresses Iraqi Sovereignty, Security in Visit to Baghdad

On his way to Brussels for meetings with his NATO counterparts, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan talked with reporters traveling with him about his visit to Baghdad.

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