|Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security|
|Assumed office |
June 12, 2017
Kenneth Rapuano is an American Marine who has held various global security-related posts within the U.S. federal government. He is currently serving as the Assistant Secretary for Homeland Defense and Global Security in the United States Department of Defense, having been confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 12, 2017, by a vote of 95-1.
Rapuano served 21 years in the United States Marines Corps as an infantryman and intelligence officer with multiple deployments. He has worked for the think tanks ANSER and the Mitre Corporation. He served as deputy homeland security advisor in the George W. Bush administration, as deputy undersecretary for counter-terrorism in the United States Department of Energy, and as a special assistant in international security policy for the Pentagon.
- "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Key Administration Posts". The White House. March 16, 2017. https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/03/16/president-donald-j-trump-announces-intent-nominate-key-administration. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
- Tritten, Travis (June 12, 2017). "Trump pick Kenneth Rapuano confirmed for Pentagon homeland defense job". Washington Examiner. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-pick-kenneth-rapuano-confirmed-for-pentagon-homeland-defense-job/article/2625743. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
- Freedberg Jr., Sydney; Clark, Colin (March 16, 2017). "Trump Picks Technocrats, Not Billionaires, For Top Pentagon Posts". Breaking Defense. http://breakingdefense.com/2017/03/trump-picks-technocrats-not-billionaires-for-top-pentagon-posts/. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
- "President Announces Picks for Senior Pentagon Posts". United States Department of Defense. https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1120965/president-announces-picks-for-senior-pentagon-posts/. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
|This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).|