Ashton Carter (Yale College 1976) is the Secretary of Defense

February 13, 2015

Ashton Carter (Yale College 1976 - bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Medieval History, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) has been nominated to be the Secretary of Defense by President Obama. For more details see the New York Times article of December 5, 2014. His nomination was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday, February 12, 2015, see Washington Post article for more information.