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Feehan, a former Army Ranger and former acting Assistant Secretary of Defense, defeated former State Senator Vicki Jensen, attorney Rich Wright and renewable energy lawyer Joe Sullivan. He was endorsed on the second ballot when the other candidates bowed out and endorsed him by acclamation.
Bob Dole. In 2001, she became deputy assistant secretary of defense for Eurasia and acting assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs from 2003 to 2005. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Ricardel served as a member of President Donald Trump's transition team. In 2017, she was ...

Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Tom McCaffery on March 28 asked the Defense Health Board to examine the military's policies on complex procedures after being made aware of the U.S. News investigation, noting that "national studies that suggest a relationship between performing certain ...
Prior to that, she held senior positions in the Pentagon during the George W. Bush administration, including acting assistant secretary of defense for international security policy and deputy assistant secretary of defense for Eurasia. "I selected her as Deputy National Security Advisor because her expertise is ...
Ricardel spent the first two years of the Bush administration as deputy assistant secretary of defense for Eurasia before spending two more years as acting assistant secretary of defense for international security policy. She then left for industry, primarily for a nine-year stint at Boeing, including seven years ...
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense Integration Robert G. Salesses says there is no estimate for the operation's cost, which is funded by the U.S. government. Acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner Ronald D. Vitiello says troops that work at border ...

As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency, J9, Research and Development Directorate manages the Defense Health Program Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation appropriation. The managing agent for the anticipated Program ...
If this summit with Kim Jong Un does happen, it will be the first time a sitting U.S. president meets with any leader of North Korea. For more, we are joined in our studio by Abe Denmark. He served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for East Asia under President Barack Obama. Thank you so much for ...
Former Obama Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Evelyn Farkas appeared on Thursday evening's Hardball to react to President Trump's decision to accept an invitation to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. Farkas told MSNBC host Chris Matthews "unfortunately" the bluster from President ...
Mark Swayne, acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for stability and humanitarian affairs in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict, said DoD is looking to leverage the unique aspects women bring to the table, not only in peacebuilding and ...
At a hearing last fall before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Kenneth Rapuano, assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and global security at the DoD, cited the separation of civilian and military operations as one hurdle. The United States' “long-standing tradition of not using the military ...
ULAN BATOR, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Randall Schriver will pay an official visit to Mongolia from Wednesday to Friday for talks with Mongolian officials on bilateral defense cooperation. Schriver will hold an official meeting with Mongolian ...
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy Stephen Kitay says ensuring U.S. leadership in space is a team effort. “We are working whole-of-government policies and strategies, in close partnership with the private sector and our allies,” he told SpaceNews. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense ...
One key player who escaped being mentioned in the movie was Assistant Secretary of Defense John T. McNaughton, who worked for Robert McNamara (played by Bruce Greenwood in the film). Daniel Ellsberg, the military analyst who photo-copied the top-secret documents in 1969, once worked for ...
Over the course of the two-day symposium, speakers will include Guy Roberts, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense; Department of Homeland Security's James McDonnell, Acting Assistant Secretary for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction; and Master General ...
Owen West, assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict, told the House Armed Services Committee's emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee that funding for Socom amounts to about 1.9 percent of the defense budget, enabling a presence in 90 countries.
Owen West, the new assistant secretary of defense for special operations, testified that the war fund must be addressed when it comes to special operations forces. “It has the potential to build some really bad habits,” he said. Also of concern, the budget request shows a decline in funding for research and ...

The Senate last night confirmed several high-level Pentagon nominees, including one official intended to be the Defense Department's new No. 3 and one who will perform the role of chief innovation officer. Jay Gibson was confirmed as the Pentagon's new chief management officer, a post established by ...
... to rely on SOCOM to execute global counterterrorism operations. A "key question" about the new strategy is whether SOCOM will shift from countering violent extremist organizations to roles that more directly focus on the capabilities of peer nations, Owen West, the assistant secretary of defense.
Raymond Thomas, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, and Owen West, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict. Armedservices.house.gov. 3 p.m. Pentagon Briefing Room. Adm. Kurt Tidd, commander, U.S. Southern Command, briefs the press on ...
Douglas Loverro, the former deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy, (left) speaks at a panel on space exploration at the Elliott School of International Affairs Monday. Newsroom Blog. By Parth Kotak Feb 12, 2018 11:52 PM. Three space policy experts representing the public, private, domestic and foreign ...
Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, right, and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Randall Schriver listen to questions during a Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. CARLOS ...
“We're in Afghanistan, and we remain engaged with Pakistan to protect Americans, to protect our homeland and to ensure there are no safe havens from which terrorists can plan and operate, and to support attacks,” testified Randall Schriver, assistant secretary of Defense for Asia and Pacific security affairs ...
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Pentagon has seen no indication of Turkey planning to move to the Syrian city of Manbij, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability and Humanitarian Affairs Mark Swayne said at a Washington, DC think tank on Monday. "I think that our cooperation and ...
The U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal, which I had the privilege of overseeing while serving as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs from 2009-2014, is without doubt the most formidable on the planet. It includes hundreds of nuclear cruise missiles and gravity ...
Unsettling myths about the military are rising among recruit-age youth and “influencers” — parents, teachers, clergy and coaches — in part because increasingly they have no personal or family ties to the armed forces, said Lernes “Bear” Hebert, acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for military ...
Dan Feehan is the best candidate to represent southern Minnesota in the U.S. House of Representatives — and here's why. He's the real deal. He's an especially capable, personable and proven leader, with a stellar character, who has the ability to be a powerful advocate for all of us in Minnesota's 1st ...
Unsettling myths about the military are rising among recruit-age youth and “influencers” — parents, teachers, clergy and coaches — in part because increasingly they have no personal or family ties to the armed forces, said Lernes “Bear” Hebert, acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for military ...
HAVANA - After volunteering for the Peace Corps in Peru, Vicki J. Huddleston spent many years serving in the U.S. State Department. She worked in Haiti, Madagascar and Mali. While representing the U.S. in Africa, she was deputy assistant secretary of state and deputy assistant secretary of defense.
Others, such as Michael Carpenter, deputy assistant secretary of defense on Ukraine and Russia in the Obama administration, agrees with the White House's decision, saying that the lethal assistance will act a significant deterrent to any future territorial ambitions. According to Carpenter, it is likely to give ...
To identify DoD installations with vulnerabilities, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment [OASD(EI&E)], initiated a preliminary Screening Level Vulnerability Assessment Survey (SLVAS) of DoD sites worldwide. The web-based survey was developed in ...
Robert Soofer, deputy assistant secretary of defense for nuclear and missile defense policy, said the question of logistics and funding was “squarely in our thinking” when looking at the new capabilities. But Greg Weaver, deputy director for strategic stability on the Joint Staff J5, said the reality is that details ...
Defense Secretary James Mattis has appointed Maj. Gen. Burke “Ed” Wilson as the deputy assistant secretary of Defense for cyber policy, the Pentagon announced Monday. Wilson is retiring from the Air Force as he enters this new position. In this role, he will be Mattis's right-hand man when it comes to ...
15-24, said Mark Swayne, the acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for stability and humanitarian affairs. The course is a fulfillment of a U.S. pledge at the 2016 U.N. Defense Ministerial on U.N. Peacekeeping in London to support the U.N. and partner troop contributing countries to address conduct ...
Another change from August, on the A&S side, involves shrinking the number of assistant secretaries of defense from four down to three, with the ... AT&L split; Guy Roberts, the assistant secretary of defense for nuclear, chemical, and biological defense programs; Robert McMahon, the ASD for logistics and ...
The US is committed to its relationship with Taiwan as part of its national security strategy through the policies laid down by existing agreements and laws, a US Department of Defense official said on Monday. US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development Elbridge Colby ...
"For months I thought Trump admin was bluffing on a preventive strike...but the news about Victor Cha no longer being nominated is the type of costly signaling that convinces me I may have been wrong. They are seriously considering it." Abraham Denmark, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for ...
... point to specific effects of climate change but do identify particular bases where extreme weather is already reported as a problem, said John Conger, a senior policy adviser with the Center for Climate and Security who helped kick off the survey effort during his time as an assistant secretary of defense.
... including outlining and explaining the critical challenges we face abroad which — as we all well know — can come to affect us at home. With all that in mind, this is a speech you really shouldn't miss. Peter Brookes is a Heritage Foundation senior fellow and a former deputy assistant secretary of defense.
The survey was initiated while Conger was the acting assistant secretary of defense for energy, installations and environment, a position he left in late 2015. “We were trying to get a sense of the vulnerability of our installations across the enterprise, not necessarily anecdotally, but comprehensively.
The DoD quietly announced the appointment of Alan Patterson, an old CIA Africa hand, as assistant secretary of defense for African affairs last month — and that's about it. “Patterson is the only political appointee for the Africa Affairs office,” a DoD spokesman told to Task & Purpose. That absence of ...
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2018 — Combating human trafficking is a responsibility the Defense Department takes very seriously, Anthony M. Kurta, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military personnel policy, said today. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery, he added. “It not only destroys the lives of those victimized, ...
Abraham Denmark, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia, on Tuesday warned against such a so-called "bloody nose" strike, saying it risks igniting a full-blown war on the Korean peninsula. "It would have no guarantee of successfully destroying North Korean capabilities, and ...
Past Luchinsky lecturers have included Wendy Kopp, founder and president of Teach for America; Sean Misko, special adviser to the special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan; and Schreyer Scholar alumna Mary Beth Long, former U.S. assistant secretary of defense. Additional information about ...
In this context, a military strike against North Korea from the U.S. in the near future could completely derail any hopes for peace on the Korean Peninsula, warned Abraham M. Denmark––the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia. "It is unlikely... a strike would work as planned," Abraham ...
ASHLAND - An Ashland High School graduate has been nominated to a Department of Defense job under President Donald Trump. Kevin Fahey was chosen as an assistant secretary of defense for acquisition, according to a news release on the White House's website. Fahey is currently the vice president ...
“I'm very disappointed that I won't be able to serve under Secretary [of Defense Jim] Mattis and serve in the very important position of assistant secretary of defense for health affairs,” Winslow told The Daily. “The fact is, I stand by what I said at the hearing.” Winslow says he was also surprised that members ...
Ricklin previously served as senior adviser to the director in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, chief scientist of the Department of Homeland Security, and director of the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, according to a news release. “With her extensive background ...
Trump also announced an intent to nominate Kevin Fahey, vice president of combat vehicles and armaments at Cypress International, as an assistant secretary of defense for acquisition. Roper has led the SCO since it was stood up by then deputy secretary of defense Ash Carter. Although they share some ...
President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate Kevin Fahey, vice president of combat vehicles and armaments at Cypress International, as assistant secretary of defense for acquisition, the White House reported Wednesday. Fahey joined Cypress in January 2016 and since then has overseen ...


 

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