William J. Lynn III

Barack Obama Administration

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February 12, 2009–October 5, 2011

William J. Lynn III was sworn in as the 30th Deputy Secretary of Defense on February 12, 2009.

  • B.A., Dartmouth, 1976
  • Cornell Law School, 1980
  • M.P.A., Princeton, 1982
  • Executive Director, Defense Organization Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1982-1985
  • Legislative Counsel, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA), 1987-1993
  • Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1993-1997
  • Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller, 1997-2001
  • Senior Vice President of Government Operations and Strategy, Raytheon Company, 2002-2009