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Ashton Carter's Biography

Deceased

Contact Information

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Full Name:

Ashton 'Ash' B. Carter

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Stephanie; 2 Children: Ava, Will

Birth Place:

Philadelphia, PA

Bachelors, Physics/Medieval History, Yale University

PhD, Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford

Secretary, United States Secretary of Defense, 2015-2017

Confirmed by United States Senate, Secretary, United States Department of Defense, February 12, 2015

Nominated by President Obama, Secretary, United States Department of Defense, December 5, 2014

Former Advisor, Global Affairs, Goldman Sachs

Former Senior Partner, Global Technology Partners

Former Chair, International & Global Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Former Board Member, Lincoln Laboratories at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.)

Former Senior Executive, Markle Foundation

Former Professor, Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Former Lecturer, Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Former Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Stanford University’s Hoover Institution

Deputy Secretary, United States Department of Defense, 2011-2013

Undersecretary for Acquisition, Technology and Logisitics, United States Department of Defense, 2009-2011

Assistant Secretary, Global Strategic Affairs, United States Department of Defense, 1993-1996

Member, Aspen Strategy Group, present

Member, Council on Foreign Relations, present

Former Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Former Member, Draper Laboratory Corporation

Former Board Member, MITRE Corporation

Former Board Member, Mitretek Systems

Awards:

Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal;
Defense Intelligence Medal, 1998;
Joint Distinguished Service Medal

Hobbies or Special Talents:

Physics, Medieval History, Latin, EKG machines, GPS and Protecting America

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