Definition of Defense Secretary
1. Noun. The person who holds the secretaryship of the Defense Department. "The first Defense Secretary was James V. Forrestal who was appointed by Truman"
2. Noun. The position of the head of the Department of Defense. "The position of Defense Secretary was created in 1947"
Generic synonyms: Secretaryship
Group relationships: United States Cabinet, Us Cabinet
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Literary usage of Defense Secretary
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Ballistic Missile Defense Programs: Congressional Hearings edited by Strom Thurmond (2000)
"Defense Secretary William Perry said on September 20, 1994, ... 1 See February 16, 1996, press briefing by Defense Secretary William J. Perry and ..."
2. Alliance Adrift by Yoichi Funabashi (1999)
"Later, when looking back on his time as defense secretary, Perry praised himself, ... The most important duty the defense secretary has is to make a firm ..."
3. High Frontier: The U.S. Air Force & the Military Space Program by Curtis Peebles (1998)
"The following day he briefed Defense Secretary Gates on the plan, which Gates endorsed. ... The new Defense Secretary, Robert S. McNamara, ..."
4. Dollars and Sense of Command and Control by Raymond C. Bjorklund (1995)
"was spoken by former Defense Secretary McNamara who explained in a speech that the Defense Secretary has to apply judgment in making the tough decisions, ..."
5. Gotcha by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1992)
"CIA DID WHAT Defense Secretary COULDN'T DO In 1967 Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara promised Norwegian officials that the US government would provide ..."