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

Defense Secretary Ash Carter traveled to New York, Missouri, Nebraska and Ohio to unveil the next links to the Force of the Future and highlight steps to ensure DoD's future strength, readiness and technological edge. Carter also participated in the change-of-command ceremony at U.S. Strategic Command.

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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


U.S. Strategic Command is the Bedrock of American Defense, Carter Says

At the U.S. Strategic Command change of command, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten is a strong leader who is inheriting a force that’s ready to execute any mission. Story

Carter Thanks Troops for Service at Fort Leonard Wood

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

Defense Secretary Ash Carter thanked troops at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, for all they do in supporting security efforts at home and around the world. As part of a multi-state trip highlighting Force of the Future initiatives, Carter toured Fort Leonard Wood and spoke with troops afterward. Story

Carter Pledges Commitment to Troops at ‘Stand Up for Heroes’ Event

Defense Secretary Ash Carter lauded service members, veterans and families for their sacrifices and announced new Force of the Future outreach efforts to attract and retain the best talent in the nation during remarks at the 10th annual VIP reception for “Stand Up for Heroes” in New York City. Story

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