Ashton Carter

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Person.png Ashton Carter  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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BornAshton Baldwin Carter
September 24, 1954
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedOctober 24, 2022 (Age 68)
Alma materEdinburgh University, Yale University, Oxford University, Rockefeller University, MIT Center for International Studies
Children • Ava
• Will
SpouseClayton Spencer
Member ofAspen/Strategy Group, Atlantic Council/Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Center for a New American Security, Council on Foreign Relations/Members, Rhodes Scholar/1976, Trilateral Commission
RelativesCynthia DeFelice
Former US Secretary of Defense

Employment.png United States Secretary of Defense

In office
February 17, 2015 - January 20, 2017
Preceded byChuck Hagel
Succeeded byJames Mattis

Employment.png United States Deputy Secretary of Defense

In office
October 6, 2011 - December 4, 2013
BossChuck Hagel
Preceded byWilliam Lynn

Ashton Carter was a former United States Secretary of Defense.


He was a senior partner at Global Technology Partners and an affiliate of Rothschild North America.[1]

In August 2015, The Guardian reported that "Pentagon chief Ashton Carter, backed by powerful US military officers, have withheld support for sending [Shaker] Aamer back to the UK."[2]

In October 2015, announcing the award to Northrop Grumman of the contract to build a fleet of stealthy planes known as the Long Range Strike Bomber, valued at nearly $60 billion, Ashton B. Carter said the program represents a “technological leap” that will allow the United States to “remain dominant.”[3]


He co-authored "Catastrophic Terrorism: A National Policy" with Philip Zelikow and John Deutch.


An appointment by Ashton Carter

James H. BakerOffice of Net Assessment/Director13 May 2015


Events Participated in

Munich Security Conference/200920092009Germany
The 45th Munich Security Conference
Munich Security Conference/20131 February 20133 February 2013Germany
The 49th Munich Security Conference
WEF/Annual Meeting/201620 January 201623 January 2016SwitzerlandAttended by over 2500 people, both leaders and followers, who were explained how the Fourth Industrial Revolution would changed everything, including being a "revolution of values".
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