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Release No: 475-05
May 13, 2005

DoD Announces Gordon R. England as Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense

The Department of Defense announced today that the President has designated Secretary of the Navy Gordon R. England to be Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense, replacing Paul D. Wolfowitz whose resignation was effective May 13.


On April 7, 2005, the President nominated Secretary England for appointment as Deputy Secretary Defense. That nomination is pending in the Senate.

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