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June 2016
Travels with Carter - U.S. Secretary of Defense

Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited military installations in Kentucky and Indiana to highlight his Force of the Future initiative. An Illinois leg of the trip was postponed due to inclement weather, and will be rescheduled.


Screen grab of Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaking at a podium.

Carter Hosts Troop Talk at Fort Knox

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Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Army ROTC cadets.

Carter Visits Troops at Fort Knox, Highlights Force of Future Initiative

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About the Secretary

Profile photo of Defense Secretary Ash Carter 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

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Carter Visits Research Center, ROTC Cadets During Trip

The American military needs quality personnel and the agility to ensure they are equipped better than any enemy, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said during a visit to the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division in Crane, Indiana. Story

Carter to Highlight Force of the Future in Installation Visits

Defense Secretary Ash Carter will visit military installations in Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois on a two-day trip highlighting his Force of the Future initiative, which emphasizes DoD’s goal to recruit, train and retain the very best talent America has to offer. Story

Due to inclement weather, the Illinois leg of the secretary's trip was postponed. It will be rescheduled.

Travel Locations

Map of Carter travel locations: Kentucky, Indiana.

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