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Immediate Release

New Officials Sworn-in at the Department of Defense

The following individuals have been sworn-in virtually or in-person from March 9, 2021, through March 15, 2021. 

  • Alex Sanchez, Special Assistant and Chief of Staff to the Secretary of the Air Force
  • Stefanie Tompkins, Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Daniel Erikson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere
  • Sarah Farnsworth, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Protocol
  • Joseph Federici, Speechwriter, Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs
  • Siddharth Mohandas, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia
  • Christian Urrutia, Counsel to the General Counsel

For the lists of personnel sworn-in previously, please see the releases on Jan. 20, 2021, Feb. 9, 2021, Feb. 16, 2021, Feb. 22, 2021, March 1, 2021, and March 9, 2021.