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Senate Confirms Work as Deputy Defense Secretary

The U.S. Department of Defense stated that “By voice vote late today, the Senate confirmed Robert O. Work, a retired Marine Corps colonel, to be the next deputy secretary of defense.”  

“Christine H. Fox has been acting deputy secretary since former Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter stepped down in December.”  

“In a statement issued shortly after the Senate vote, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he welcomes Work’s confirmation.”  

“’Bob is an admired and tested leader, with a distinguished career of public service, including during his time as an officer in the Marine Corps and as undersecretary of the Navy,’ Hagel said. ‘He brings to this position a depth of experience, knowledge, and expertise that will greatly benefit the Department of Defense. I look forward to working closely with Bob to strengthen our defense enterprise and help safeguard America’s security.’”