Who was the first Secretary of Defense?


Who was the first Secretary of Defense?

Defensive Oversight:

The Department of Defense is an Executive Branch cabinet. The Secretary of the Defense oversees and controls the department and advises the United States president on military matters.

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James Vincent Forrestal (1892-1949) was the first Secretary of Defense.

Forrestal's background was in finance, having worked in finance on Wall...

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The Presidency, the Cabinet & the Bureaucracy


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Learn how many departments there are in the cabinet and their role in the U.S. government. Review examples of U.S. cabinets and independent executive agencies.

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