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Eric K. Fanning, Secretary of the Army

Eric K. Fanning has been secretary of the Army since May. He previously served as acting secretary, acting undersecretary and chief management officer of the Army; chief of staff to Secretary of Defense Ash Carter; undersecretary and chief management officer and acting secretary of the Air Force; deputy undersecretary of the Navy/deputy chief management officer; and deputy director of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism. He has also worked at strategic communication firms and a think tank; on the national and foreign assignment desks for CBS News; and in various political positions including with the House Armed Services Committee and the White House. He has a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, N.H.