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Eric Fanning Named Defense Department Chief of Staff

Eric Fanning, formerly undersecretary of the U.S. Air Force, has been named the Defense Department’s chief of staff and appointed to the Senior Executive Service. Defense Secretary Ash Carter confirmed Fanning’s appointment on Tuesday. Fanning most recently oversaw the Air Force’s programs to organize, train and equip the troops. He …

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Maj. Gen. Mark Ediger Nominated for Role as US Air Force Surgeon General

Maj. Gen. Mark Ediger, deputy surgeon general of the U.S. Air Force, has been nominated for assignment as surgeon general of the service. Defense Secretary Ash Carter also announced Wednesday Ediger’s nomination to the rank of lieutenant general. Ediger currently oversees the Air Force surgeon general office’s clinical operations, aeromedical …

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Christine Fox Appointed Acting Deputy Defense Secretary

Christine Fox, former director of the Defense Department‘s Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation office, has been appointed acting deputy defense secretary as the Pentagon continues to search for an individual to fill the role on a full-time basis, Foreign Policy reported Tuesday. Gordon Lubold writes the process of identifying Ash Carter’s …

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Ash Carter to Leave Pentagon in December

Ash Carter, deputy defense secretary, will step down from his position after four years at the Pentagon Dec. 4, including the past two years in his current role. He led the Pentagon’s most recent Strategic Choices and Management Review and worked to lead the military through budget uncertainties, Secretary Chuck …

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US, Indian Military Seek to Further Defense Partnership

The Defense Department is looking to collaborate with the Indian military for initiatives aimed at further developing new defense capabilities for both countries, American Forces Press Service reported Monday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Deputy Secretary Ash Carter introduced to Indian military officials a collaborative defense proposal for a program to jointly …

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Pentagon Employees Face Furloughs Under Govt Shutdown

Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter has told employees in a memo that many civilian workers would be temporarily furloughed in the event of a government shutdown, the American Forces Press Service reported Monday. Jim Garamone writes government functions that are supported by appropriated funds would have to stop if Congress and the White …

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