The Future of the All-Volunteer Force: A Fireside Chat with Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth
On Wednesday, November 15, the Program in American Grand Strategy is pleased to host a fireside chat with Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth, touching on major issues facing the Army, including recruiting, the future of the all-volunteer force, and the current state of civil-military relations.
This event is open to the public. No tickets required. Details at ags.duke.edu.
Christine E. Wormuth is the 25th Secretary of the Army. She was sworn in on May 27, 2021 following her nomination by President Biden and confirmation by the United States Senate.
As the civilian leader of the United States Army, Secretary Wormuth oversees the service's $185 billion budget and is responsible for decisions impacting nearly 1 million Active, Guard, and Reserve soldiers and more than 330,000 Army civilians.
Secretary Wormuth has worked on defense and national security policy for more than twenty-five years as a career civilian and as a presidential appointee. She was the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from 2014 to 2016, serving as the Secretary of Defense's top policy advisor and representing the Department of Defense on the National Security Council's deputies committee. Before that, she led the Pentagon's 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Forces.