For Chuck Hagel, no time to rest after bruising confirmation fight
Chuck Hagel, left, takes the oath of office to serve as the 24th defense secretary from Michael L. Rhodes, the Defense Department's director of administration and management, as Hagel's wife, Lilibet, holds a Bible at the Pentagon this morning.
Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON -- Hailed as the first true grunt to take over the Pentagon, Chuck Hagel pledged Wednesday to treat his people fairly and look out for military families.
After being sworn in as the nation's 24th secretary of defense, Hagel kicked off his first day on the job with an address to the military brass and civilian workers, who packed a basement auditorium in the sprawling complex.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:00 am.