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Hagel Issues Message to Defense Department Workforce

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013 – On his first day at the Pentagon’s helm, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today issued a message to the men and women of the Defense Department.

Here is the secretary’s message:

“Earlier today I was privileged to take the oath of office to become the 24th secretary of defense. I am humbled by and grateful for the opportunity that President Obama and the Congress have given me to once again serve our nation.

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