Ashton Carter

Independent Director

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

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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