Acting Deputy Defense Secretary

Christine Fox Named Acting Deputy Defense Secretary

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2013 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today that President Barack Obama has appointed Christine H. Fox to serve as acting deputy defense secretary.

Fox is a “brilliant defense thinker and proven manager,” Hagel said.

Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter departs tomorrow, and Fox is scheduled to assume her duties the following day, making her the highest-ranking woman ever to serve in the Defense Department. Until June, she served as the director of DOD’s Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation.