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Michèle Flournoy
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Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
In office
February 9, 2009 – February 8, 2012
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Eric Edelman
Succeeded by James Miller
Personal details
Michèle Angelique Flournoy

December 14, 1960 (1960-12-14) (age 60)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Scott Gould
Children 3
Education Harvard University (BA)
Balliol College, Oxford (MLitt)

Michèle Angélique Flournoy (born December 14, 1960) is an American politician and businesswoman. He was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy under President Bill Clinton and Under Secretary of Defense for Policy under President Barack Obama.

He was a principal advisor to U.S. Secretaries of Defense Robert Gates and Leon Panetta from February 2009 to February 2012.

During her tenure in the Clinton administration, Flournoy was the author of the May 1997 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR).

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