The Fletcher Class Day Ceremony
Saturday May 19, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
The Fletcher School
160 Packard Ave.
Medford, MA 02155
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This year's Class Day address will be given by Ashton “Ash” Carter, who served as the twenty-fifth Secretary of Defense during the Obama administration from 2015 to 2017. A Rhodes Scholar, Carter has spent more than three decades in the service of eleven secretaries of defense in both Democratic and Republican administrations. With knowledge of technology, global strategy, and policy, he is a five-time recipient of the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the department’s highest honor. He currently is director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, as well as an Innovation Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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