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Carter Addresses Yale ROTC Cadets and Midshipmen
Carter Speaks at Yale ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
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
In a ceremony at Yale University, Defense Secretary Ash Carter commended 10 new Navy ensigns and eight new Air Force second lieutenants -- for their decision to serve, saying they embraced the "awesome responsibility of leadership."
Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell said he has to be the voice of the enlisted force, especially in Force of the Future initiatives. Story
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said updates to the Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986 are necessary to best confront challenges in an increasingly complex world. Story
Force of the Future