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Deputy Secretary of Defense

Bob Work

Bob Work was confirmed as the 32nd deputy secretary of defense April 30, 2014. He previously was chief executive officer of the Center for a New American Security. From 2009 to 2013, Work served as the undersecretary of the Navy. In this capacity, he was the deputy and principal assistant to the Navy secretary and acted with full authority of the secretary in the service's day-to-day management.

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Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work addresses an audience in the Pentagon’s center courtyard at DoD’s annual Spirit of Service awards ceremony as part of Public Service Recognition Week, May 4, 2017. During the ceremony, the deputy greeted each of the two dozen award recipients, who represented DoD and the service branches in the National Capital Area, and gave each a challenge coin. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
Work Salutes DoD Civilian Employees at Spirit of Service Awards Ceremony Story
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work walks with Tunisian Defense Minister Farhat Horchani before a meeting at the Pentagon, May 2, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley
Mattis, Work Host Tunisian Leader at Pentagon Story | Flickr Album