ana asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 1 decade ago

what is the diference betwen a secretary of defense and department of defense?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Department of Defense is an organization of our government.

    The Secretary of Defense is the civilian in charge of the department.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I always preferred the War Department myself. Stupid National Security Act of 1947!

    But yes, the Secretary is the leader of the Department. Think of it as a Minister and their Ministry.

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  • 1 decade ago

    the secretary heads the department of defense

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