Ashton Carter

Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School (since 2017)

Independent Director since 2020

Ashton Carter
Biography

PRIOR GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE

Secretary, U.S. Department of Defense (2015-2017)

Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Department of Defense, responsible for oversight of personnel and management (2011-2013)

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, U.S. Department of Defense, responsible for global logistics and procurement (2009-2011)

Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy U.S. Department of Defense (1993-1996)

Began career with U.S. Department of Defense in 1981 as a program analyst

 

PRIOR ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Prior teaching positions: Stanford University (2014-2015); Harvard Kennedy School (1984-1993; 1997-2009); and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1982-1984)

 

PRIOR BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

Senior Partner, Global Technology Partners (1998-2009)

 

CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS

Delta Air Lines

 

OTHER POSITIONS

Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Director, Council on Foreign Relations

 

EDUCATION

Yale University

PhD (Theoretical physics), Oxford University

 

Qualifications
Global
Government & Regulatory
Industry & Operations
Risk Management
Technology

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