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Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to California and Colorado to continue his outreach to innovators in the technology sector, receive an update on key space issues, speak to Air Force Academy cadets and preside over an historic change of command at North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command.
NORAD, Northcom Change-of-Command Ceremony
Carter, Dunford Attend NORAD, Northcom Change of Command
Ash Carter is the 25th secretary of defense. He previously served as deputy defense secretary and as undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. Carter has received the Defense Department's Distinguished Service Medal five times and the Defense Intelligence Medal. Biography
Noting that no duty is more important than protecting the homeland, Defense Secretary Ash Carter presided as Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson took command of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. Story
Defense Secretary Ash Carter shared four commitments that guide him and asked the cadets of the U.S. Air Force Academy to adapt them to their circumstances. Story
Reserve component members provide a tremendous reservoir of technical expertise for the Defense Department, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at a news conference in Santa Clara, California. Story