DoD News Releases

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Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan’s Meeting with Japanese Minister of Defense Takeshi Iwaya

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Acting Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Charles E. Summers provided the following readout: The U.S. – Japan Security Consultative Committee, with the participation of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Kono, and Minister of Defense Iwaya convened today at [...]

Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan’s Meeting with Japanese Minister of Defense Takeshi Iwaya2019-04-19T14:10:14-06:00

Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan’s Meeting with Albanian Minister of Defense Olta Xhaçka 

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Acting Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Charles E. Summers, Jr., provided the following readout:  Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan met with Albanian Minister of Defense Olta Xhaçka today at the Pentagon to reaffirm the important defense relationship between the United States and Albania. The leaders discussed a broad range of defense issues, including [...]

Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan’s Meeting with Albanian Minister of Defense Olta Xhaçka 2019-04-19T14:10:15-06:00

Nunn-Perry Awards Recognizes Excellence in DOD Mentor Protégé Program

IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASINGTON, April 17, 2019 – The Defense Department announced the winners of the 2018 Nunn-Perry Awards today, recognizing excellence in the DOD Mentor Protégé Program.  The nomination review process, completed during the second quarter of fiscal year 2019, evaluated 21 submissions. The competition was rigorous and the results incredibly close, with ten awardees [...]

Nunn-Perry Awards Recognizes Excellence in DOD Mentor Protégé Program2019-04-17T14:08:56-06:00

DOD Announces Award for STEM Education and Outreach Efforts

IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, DC - The Department of Defense (DoD) recently announced the award of the Defense Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Consortium (DSEC) cooperative agreement.  The cooperative agreement was awarded to Research Triangle Institute (RTI), who will receive up to $15 million a year over the course of five years. The goal [...]

DOD Announces Award for STEM Education and Outreach Efforts2019-04-17T14:08:57-06:00

Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan's Meeting with Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Acting Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Charles E. Summers Jr. provided the following readout: Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan met with Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar today at the Pentagon. The leaders met as strategic partners.  They focused their discussion on interests, rather than positions, and on the importance of U.S.-Turkish [...]

Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan's Meeting with Turkish Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar2019-04-16T14:09:16-06:00

General Officer Assignments

IMMEDIATE RELEASE The chief of staff, Army announces the following officer assignments: Maj. Gen. Steven W. Ainsworth, U.S. Army Reserve, commander (Troop Program Unit), 377th Theater Sustainment Command, New Orleans, Louisiana, to commander (Troop Program Unit), 84th Training Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky. Maj. Gen. Xavier T. Brunson, chief of staff, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, [...]

General Officer Assignments2019-04-16T14:09:17-06:00

Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan's Meeting with German Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Acting Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Charles E. Summers Jr. provided the following readout:  Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan met with German Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen today at the Pentagon to reaffirm the defense relationship between the United States and Germany.  The leaders discussed a broad range of defense issues, [...]

Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan's Meeting with German Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen2019-04-13T14:09:07-06:00

41st U.S.-Jordan Joint Military Commission (JMC)

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Senior delegations from the United States and Jordan met April 9-11 in Amman, Jordan for the 41st meeting of the U.S.-Jordan Joint Military Commission. The JMC is the premier bilateral forum for senior U.S. and Jordanian government and military officials to discuss ongoing security assistance and military cooperation, as well as develop plans [...]

41st U.S.-Jordan Joint Military Commission (JMC)2019-04-12T14:08:11-06:00

General Officer Announcement

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan announced today that the president has made the following nomination: Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Herman S. Clardy III for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and assignment as commanding general, III Marine Expeditionary Force; and commander, Marine Forces Japan.  Clardy is currently serving as the [...]

General Officer Announcement2019-04-12T14:08:13-06:00

Argentina Declassification Project

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, at the request of the President of the United States, the Department of the Defense released records to clarify the facts surrounding human rights abuses, acts of terrorism and political violence in Argentina from 1975-1985. This effort was in response to a personal request from Argentine President Mauricio Macri to confront the [...]

Argentina Declassification Project2019-04-12T14:08:14-06:00