defense secretary

defense secretary

noun
1. the person who holds the secretaryship of the Defense Department; "the first Defense Secretary was James V. Forrestal who was appointed by Truman" [syn: Secretary of Defense
2. the position of the head of the Department of Defense; "the position of Defense Secretary was created in 1947" [syn: Secretary of Defense
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