Statement on the Nomination of Dr. Kathleen Hicks

WASHINGTON, December 30, 2020: CSIS President and CEO John J. Hamre today released the following statement on the nomination of Dr. Kathleen Hicks for the position of Deputy Secretary of Defense:

"I couldn’t be more proud to have Dr. Kathleen Hicks be nominated to become Deputy Secretary of Defense. I held that job and know what it takes to succeed. Dr. Hicks is a superb choice for this important job. She has the discipline, intellect, and organizational skill to make the Department work effectively for the Secretary. I have worked with Dr. Hicks now for seven years directly, and for an additional seven years indirectly. She has a strong moral compass and a keen commitment to the success of the Department and the well-being of its military and civilian personnel. I am very pleased that President-elect Biden has selected her."