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

Defense Secretary Ash Carter traveled to California, Texas and Florida to focus on the readiness of the nation's force and the effectiveness of the warfighter's training and equipment.

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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


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