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Senate Confirms Work as Deputy Defense Secretary

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 – By voice vote late today, the Senate confirmed Robert O. Work, a retired Marine Corps colonel, to be the next deputy secretary of defense.

Christine H. Fox has been acting deputy secretary since former Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter stepped down in December.

In a statement issued shortly after the Senate vote, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he welcomes Work’s confirmation.

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