Defense Secretary Ash Carter traveled to Boston, Fort Bragg and Chicago to advance the Defense Department's top priorities: defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, recruiting top talent and working with America's innovative technology community.
Carter Speaks With Service Members
Carter Meets Officials, Visits Troops in Chicago
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
Defense Secretary Ash Carter told sailors at Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill., that it takes commitment from all service members to modernize the U.S. military and keep it strong. Story
Defense Secretary Ash Carter addressed service members set to deploy to Iraq with the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, N.C. Story
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said a second Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, or DIUx, has been opened in Boston, to join in technology efforts that have been ongoing at a similar location in Silicon Valley, Calif. Story