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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 arrives on board the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz to meet with officers and crew off the coast of San Diego, April 4, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
Deputy Secretary Visits USS Nimitz at Sea Story
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work talks with 50th Space Wing airmen at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., April 5, 2017. During his trip to Colorado, the deputy secretary spoke at the 33rd Annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr
Defense Department Enhances Space Capabilities, Work Tells Symposium Audience Story | Special Report