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Secretary of Defense
Donald H. Rumsfeld

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Paul Wolfowitz
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The Secretary of Defense is the principal defense policy adviser to the President and is responsible for the formulation of general defense policy and policy related to all matters of direct concern to the Department of Defense, and for the execution of approved policy. Under the direction of the President, the Secretary exercises authority, direction and control over the Department of Defense. The Secretary of Defense is a member of the President's Cabinet and of the National Security Council.

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The Deputy Secretary of Defense is delegated full power and authority to act for the Secretary of Defense and exercise the powers of the Secretary on any and all matters for which the Secretary is authorized to act pursuant to law.

Under Secretary of Defense (Policy)
Douglas J. Feith's duties include formulating defense planning guidance and forces policy, DoD relations with foreign countries and our role in interagency policy making.
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Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
General Richard B. Myers serves as the principal military advisor to the President, the Secretary of Defense, and the National Security Council.
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Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer
Tina W. Jonas oversees DoD financial management activities, including a budget of over $400 billion. Her responsibilities include developing and implementing DoD - wide financial policy, financial management systems, and business modernization.
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Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
General Peter Pace serves as Chairman of the Joint Requirements Oversight Council, Vice Chairman of the Defense Acquisition Board, and as a member of the National Scurity Council Deputies Committee and the Nuclear Weapons Council.
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Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness)
David S. C. Chu is the senior policy advisor on recruitment, career development, and pay and benefits. He is also responsible for overseeing the state of military readiness.
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Top Leaders' Recent Speeches
10/04/2004Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld: Council on Foreign Relations
09/23/2004Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld: Global Posture
09/21/2004Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz: The Annual Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Awards
09/19/2004Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz: Lummi Indian Tribe Liberty and FreedomTotem Pole Ceremony
09/16/2004Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz: The First Draft of Freedom (Article)
 

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Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics)
As the Acting Under Secretary, Michael W. Wynne serves as the principal advisor for all matters relating to the DoD acquisition system; research and development; advanced technology; developmental test and evaluation; production; logistics; installation management; military construction; procurement; environment security; and nuclear, chemical, and biological matters.
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Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence)
Dr. Stephen A. Cambone is the Secretary's principal advisor on intelligence matters.


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