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Christine Wormuth biography: 13 things about US Secretary of the Army nominee

Christine Wormuth (©US Department of Defense)
Christine Wormuth (©US Department of Defense)

Christine E. Wormuth was born in La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She grew up in College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA. (a)
  2. In 1991, she earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and government and fine arts from Williams College in Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA. (b)
  3. In 1995, she earned her master’s degree in public policy and national security policy studies from the University of Maryland, College Park in College Park, Prince George’s County, Maryland, USA. (b)
  4. From December 1995 to March 2002, she worked for the U.S. Department of Defense. From 1996 through 2002, she started her public service career in the Policy Office of the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense. From 2000 to 2001, she was the special assistant to the Under Secretary for Policy. (b) (c)
  5. From April 2002 to December 2004, she was a principal at DFI Government Services in Washington, D.C., USA. (b)
  6. From December 2004 to March 2009, she was a senior fellow in the International Security Program with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. (b) (c)
  7. In 2007, she served as the staff director for the Independent Commission on the Security Forces of Iraq. (c)
  8. In 2009, she returned to the U.S. Department of Defense as a political appointee. From March 2009 to December 2010, she was the principal deputy assistant secretary for homeland defense. (b) (c)
  9. From December 2010 to August 2012, she was a member of the U.S. National Security staff as a special assistant to the President and Senior Director for Defense. (b)
  10. In August 2012, she was appointed as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans and Force Development. (c)
  11. On June 19, 2014, the U.S. Senate confirmed her as the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. (c)
  12. She was a senior advisor at the CSIS from January 2017 to June 2018 and the founding director of the Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience in Washington, D.C. from May 2017 to June 2018. In June 2018, she became the RAND Corporation‘s International Security Defense Policy Center director in Arlington, Virginia, USA. (b)
  13. On April 12, 2021, 46th U.S. president Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate her for Secretary of the Army at the U.S. Department of Defense. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, she would be the first woman to hold the position. (c)

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