Chuck Hagel facts for kids
|United States Secretary of Defense|
February 27, 2013 – February 20, 2015
|Preceded by||Leon Panetta|
|Succeeded by||Ashton Carter|
|United States Senator
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2009
|Preceded by||James Exon|
|Succeeded by||Mike Johanns|
|Born||Charles Timothy Hagel
October 4, 1946
North Platte, Nebraska, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Patricia Lloyd (1979-82)
Lilibet Hagel (1985-present)
|Alma mater||Brown College
University of Nebraska at Omaha
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1967–1968|
|Unit||2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment
9th Infantry Division
|Awards||Purple Heart (2)
Army Commendation Medal
Vietnamese Gallantry Cross
Combat Infantryman Badge
Chuck Hagel (/ / chuk HAY-gəl; born October 4, 1946) was the 24th Secretary of Defense and the former U.S. Senator from Nebraska. He is a member of the United States Republican Party. He has criticized the Bush Administration on many things, such as the Iraq War.
In October 2014, speaking at a meeting of defense ministers in Peru, Hagel highlighted a report’s findings of the global security threats of climate change and global warming; stating “The loss of glaciers will strain water supplies in several areas of our hemisphere,” and “Destruction and devastation from hurricanes can sow the seeds for instability. Droughts and crop failures can leave millions of people without any lifeline, and trigger waves of mass migration.”
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Hagel speaking at a forum for the Law of the Sea Convention in Washington, D.C., May 9, 2012.
Hagel with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and General al-Sisi in Cairo, April 24, 2013
Hagel with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, May 16, 2014
Hagel starts his day reading newspaper excerpts in the Early Bird, (The U.S. Department of Defense early morning newspaper.) in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 9, 2013
Hagel shakes hands with Turkish General Erdal Öztürk. Öztürk was later arrested in connection with the 2016 Turkish coup d'état attempt.
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