Supreme Allied Commander of Transformation (2007-09) & Commander of the United States Joint Forces Command (2007-10). Commander of United States Central Command (2010-13). Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution (2014-16). United States Secretary of Defense (since 2017).
It’s good to be back and I’m grateful to serve alongside you as Secretary of Defense.
Together with the Intelligence Community we are the sentinels and guardians of our nation. We need only look to you, the uniformed and civilian members of the Department and your families, to see the fundamental unity of our country. You represent an America committed to the common good; an America that is never complacent about defending its freedoms; and an America that remains a steady beacon of hope for (...)