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Mark Esper Sworn in as Next Secretary of Defense

Mark Esper was sworn in as the next secretary of defense at the White House on Tuesday just months after former Defense Secretary James Mattis stepped down.

Former Army Lt. Col. Mark Esper was sworn in as the new defense secretary during a brief White House ceremony Tuesday, making him the first permanent Pentagon boss since James Mattis resigned last December.

Esper, who served 10 years on active duty and 11 years in the National Guard and Army Reserve, was Acting Secretary before his nomination, and Patrick Shanahan had been Acting Secretary prior to that.

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