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  Department of Defense
INCUMBENT
  PartyRepublican
NameMark T. Esper
Won07/23/2019
Votes90 (91.84%)
Margin82 (+83.67%)
Term07/23/2019 - 01/20/2021
Administration
  Deputy Secretary of Defense  David L. Norquist 0 19 +100.00%
 Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence   
 Under Secretary of Defense for Policy   
  Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics  Ellen Lord 1 18 +100.00%
Division
 Homeland Defense   
Subordinate Organizations
  Department of the Army  Ryan McCarthy 0 19 +100.00%
  Department of the Navy  Kenneth Braithwaite 0 20 +100.00%
   Department of the Air Force  Barbara Barrett 0 19 +84.78%


Cabinet DETAILS
Parents > United States > U.S. Executive  
Websitehttp://www.defenselink.mil
Established September 18, 1947
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorU Ole Polecat
Last ModifiedScottĀ³ March 28, 2010 08:19pm
Description Order of Succession for Top Defense Positions (effective March 1, 2010):
(1) Deputy Secretary of Defense
(2) Secretary of the Army
(3) Secretary of the Navy
(4) Secretary of the Air Force
(5) Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics
(6) Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
(7) Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)
(8) Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness
(9) Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
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