Carter Opens Innovation Hub in Boston
Secretary Meets Officials, Visits Troops in Chicago
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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
The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, discussed the state of innovation in the Defense Department with Kathleen Hicks, the director of the international security program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has said many times that the majority of enlisted military recruits come from just six states and that he would like to see a more diverse recruitment pool. Some of his Force of the Future proposals are aimed at this issue. Story
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
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