TODAY   |  December 04, 2013

President names first female deputy defense secretary

Christine Fox has been named acting deputy defense secretary until President Obama finds a permanent replacement. She is now the highest-ranking woman at the department.

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>>> a first for women at the pentagon as the president named christine fox as the acting deputy defense secretary for the time being until the president finds a permanent replacement. she takes over for ashton carter who steps down today. fox will be the highest ranging woman at the defense department serving under chuck hagel .