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Noun: Defense Secretary
  1. The position of the head of the Department of Defense
    "the position of Defense Secretary was created in 1947";
    - Secretary of Defense
  2. The person who holds the secretaryship of the Defense Department
    "the first Defense Secretary was James V. Forrestal who was appointed by Truman";
    - Secretary of Defense

Derived forms: Defense Secretaries

Type of: secretary, secretaryship

Part of: United States Cabinet, US Cabinet

Encyclopedia: Defense Secretary