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Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan traveled to Canada, his first international trip in his current role, to underscore the U.S. commitment to U.N. planning and coordination to enhance peacekeeping mission effectiveness. He also visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington state to meet with leaders and service members and to observe military unit readiness firsthand.
Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan returned from his first trip outside the Beltway as the Pentagon's second-in-charge, armed with information to share with military leaders and Congress on improving readiness.Story
Patrick Shanahan became the 33rd Deputy Secretary of Defense on July 19, 2017. Mr. Shanahan most recently served as Boeing senior vice president, Supply Chain & Operations. A Washington state native, Mr. Shanahan joined Boeing in 1986 and spent over three decades with the company.