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Help wanted: Versatile executive to lead Department of Defense

Adam Allington Nov 24, 2014
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Help wanted: Versatile executive to lead Department of Defense

Adam Allington Nov 24, 2014
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When Chuck Hagel was appointed secretary of defense in early 2013, the military was winding down from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. But new overseas conflicts have changed the job’s requirements.

Today’s secretary of defense needs to possess management experience, the ability to oversee shrinking budgets and be skilled at dealing with conflict at home and abroad. Military experience is a plus but not required. Must be a strong policy adviser.

 

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