Tag Archives: Ashton Carter

Ashton Carter: DoD, Allies to Confront Evolving Challenges Together

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the U.S. and its allies need to tackle both near-term and long-term challenges in support of efforts to provide security around the world, DoD News reported Wednesday. Carter told his audience at the World Affairs Council’s Annual Honors Global Education Gala that the U.S. carries a responsibility …

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Report: Ashton Carter, Industry Execs Hold ‘Closed-Door’ Forum

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and several industry executives met Tuesday to discuss how companies and the Defense Department can increase their collaboration, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Brendan McGarry writes more than 30 members of the Aerospace Industries Association, Professional Services Council and National Defense Industrial Association participated in the “closed-door” forum with Carter at AIA …

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Report: South Korea Talks Potential THAAD System Deployment with Pentagon

The Defense Department and South Korea have begun talks to consider potential deployment of a U.S.-made anti-ballistic missile system as part of security efforts on the Korean peninsula, Yonhap News reported Wednesday. Chang Jae-soon writes Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told House Armed Services Committee members during a hearing Tuesday that DoD and …

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Army Gen. Vincent Brooks Nominated as US Forces Korea Commander

Gen. Vincent Brooks, commanding general of the U.S. Army Pacific under the U.S. Pacific Command, has been nominated as commander of U.S. Forces Korea. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said in a statement said Monday that Brooks was also nominated to lead the Combined Forces Command and the United Nations Command. The 36-year …

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Julie Blanks Named Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service Director at DoD

Julie Blanks, principal director for civilian personnel policy at the office of the defense undersecretary for personnel and readiness, has been named director of the defense civilian personnel advisory service at the Defense Department. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Blanks’ appointment to the Senior Executive Service role in a DoD release published Tuesday. …

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