Department of Defense

By : Makayla Lemonds & Tyler Mason

About the Department of defense

August 10th, 1949 was the day the United States Department of Defense was founded.


The national security depends on our defense installations and facilities being in the right place, at the right time, with the right qualities and capacities to protect our national resources. Our military service members and civilians operate in every time zone and in every climate. More than 450,000 employees are overseas, both afloat and ashore. The Defense Department manages an inventory of installations and facilities to keep Americans safe.

Who works with the department of defense

Our chief executive officer is the President of the United States. Along with the Secretary of Defense and the National Security Council, the President determines the security needs of the nation, and then take courses of action to ensure that they are met.

The guy to the right is known as Ashton Carter, he is the CEO of the department of defense.