Department of Defense

Uncle Sam wants YOU!

Who works for the Dept. of Defense

Ashton Carter is the Secretary of Defense since Feb. 17 2015, and controls many things in this department. He is authorized to act as convening authority in the military justice system for General Courts-Martial, Special Courts-Martial, and Summary Courts-Martial.

The day of the Department of Defense.

The Department of Defense was founded 66 years ago on August 10th, 1949.


The armed forces of the United States of America

What does the "DoD" do?

The Department of Defense is an executive branch department of the federal government of the United States charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government concerned directly with national security and the United States Armed Forces.