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Travels With the Secretary

Secretary Chuck Hagel

Chuck Hagel took the oath of office to serve as the 24th defense secretary at the Pentagon, Feb. 27, 2013, becoming the first enlisted combat veteran to lead the Defense Department. Hagel served in the U.S. Senate, representing Nebraska from 1996 to 2009. Following his Senate career, Hagel served as co-chairman of President Obama's Intelligence Advisory Board and as a member of the department's Defense Policy Board.

Travels With Hagel 2015

Hagel Begins Last Domestic Trip

January 2015

Maryland, Missouri, California, Texas

Travels With Hagel 2014

Meets with Counterparts, U.S. Troops

December 2014

Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq

Visits Troops and Families

November 2014

North Dakota, California, Kentucky, North Carolina

Defense Ministers Conference in South America

October 2014

Colombia, Chile, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago

NATO Summit

September 2014

Rhode Island, United Kingdom, Georgia, Turkey

Meets With Counterparts

August 2014

Germany, India, Australia

Visits Submarine, Aviation Bases

July 2014

Georgia, Florida, Alabama

Shangri La Dialogue

May 2014

Alaska, Singapore, Afghanistan, Romania, Belgium, France

Middle East Defense Ministerial

May 2014

Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Israel

Transcom Change of Command

May 2014


Meets With Allies and Partners in the Western Hemisphere

April 2014

North Carolina, Mexico, Guatemala

U.S-ASEAN Forum, Asia-Pacific

April 2014

Hawaii, Japan, China, Mongolia

NATO Meetings

February 2014


Visits Airmen and Soldiers

February 2014


Meets With Defense Leaders in Europe

January 2014

Poland, Germany

Thanks Wounded Warriors, Troops and Defense Workers

January 2014

Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming

Travels With Hagel 2013

Manama Dialogue

December 2013

Bahrain, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar

Visit U.S., Canada

November 2013

U.S., Canada

NATO Meetings

October 2013


East Asia Trip

September 2013

South Korea, Japan

Southeast Asia Trip

August 2013

Hawaii, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Philippines

Talks With Troops, DOD Civilian Employees

July 2013

U.S. Military Bases

Shangri-La Trip

May 2013

Hawaii, Singapore, Brussels

Inaugural Middle East Trip

April 2013

Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates

Visit With Troops, Leaders

March 2013


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