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  Sestak Jr., Joseph A.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameJoseph A. Sestak Jr.
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Springfield, Pennsylvania , United States
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Born December 12, 1951
Died Still Living (63 years)
ContributorScott³
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Nov 17, 2012 10:03pm
Tags Caucasian - Slovak - Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Jobs/Industrial Growth - Pro Environment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor - U.S. Navy - Catholic -
InfoAfter graduating from Cardinal O'Hara High School, Joe Sestak entered the U.S. Naval Academy from his hometown of Springfield, PA, and graduated with the class of 1974 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He left the naval service after almost 31 years in January 2006, after having served as a Vice Admiral.

He has served six sea tours with units of the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets during which he made seven deployments to Europe, the Persian Gulf and the western and South Pacific. He served in command of USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) named the best overall surface ship in the Atlantic Fleet in the Battenberg Cup selection, and as Commander, Destroyer Squadron Fourteen. He also served at sea as Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group Two and George Washington Battle Group deploying to both the Arabian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea.

Between tours at sea, Joe Sestak earned a master's degree in Public Administration and a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.

He served as Flag Lieutenant to Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and on the Joint Staff in the Force Structure Resources and Assessment Directorate. He also served on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations as Head of the Strategy and Concepts Branch and Director of Strategy and Policy Division. He was then the Director of the Navy Quadrennial Defense Review, after which he became the first Director of the Navy Operations Group (Deep Blue). He also served in the Office of the President of the United States as the Director for Defense Policy on the National Security Council staff at the White House.

Most recently, he served as Director, Assessment Division/Capability Analysis Group (N81/N00X). Joe Sestak also served as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Requirements and Programs (N6/N7) on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations.

Joe Sestak is married to the former Susan L. Clark and they have a daughter, Alexandra.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
10/04/2010-10/06/2010 Monmouth University 46.00% ( 0.0) 42.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
01/22/2015-02/01/2015 Quinnipiac University 23.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 0.0) 65.00% ( 0.0)
01/15/2015-01/18/2015 Public Policy Polling (D) 19.00% ( 0.0) 21.00% ( 0.0) 60.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Aug 13, 2010 05:00pm Analysis Is Bill Clinton lying? Or Sestak?  Article Scott³ 
Jul 08, 2010 06:00pm News Judicial Watch Files Congressional Ethics Complaint Against Rep. Joe Sestak Over Obama White House Jobs Scandal  Article Scott³ 
May 26, 2010 12:00am Blog Entry Law bars Sestak from Navy job  Article Scott³ 
May 24, 2010 06:00pm Opinion Joe Sestak’s “Bribe” Scandal: Another Ethics Sideshow  Article Servo 
Feb 19, 2010 05:00am News Sestak says he was offered federal job  Article Scott³ 
Jan 21, 2010 05:00pm News State Democratic Party Chairman suggests Joe Sestak quit Senate bid against Arlen Specter to defend congressional seat  Article Scott³ 

DISCUSSION
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