Ashton B. Carter
US Deputy Secretary of Defense (2011-2013)
Ford Foundation Professor of Science and International Affairs
Preventive Defense Project

Over the course of his career in public service, Dr. Carter has five times been awarded the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal. For his contributions to intelligence, he was awarded the Defense Intelligence Medal. Dr. Carter was also senior partner at Global Technology Partners, a member of the Aspen Strategy Group, a member of the board of trustees of the MITRE Corporation and the advisory boards of MIT’s Lincoln Laboratories and the Draper Laboratory, and an advisor to Goldman Sachs. During the Clinton Administration, Dr. Carter was Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy.  He was a member of the Defense Policy Board, the Defense Science Board, and the Secretary of State’s International Security Advisory Board.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Diplomacy and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Physical Society. VIEW FULL BIO

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