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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.
DoD News Update: Carter Speaks at Stratcom Change of Command
Full Event: Carter Speaks at Stratcom 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
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
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
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